[ovral] (1347-60)

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[ovral] (1347-60)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: *7,366a operari; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  ouvral; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2026a operalis ]

f. overalle  

In Anglo-Norman the word is only attested in this document, and may be a misreading of the much more common overable1. However, it is listed in DMF, with a single citation from Christine de Pizan’s writings, suggesting the form here might be genuine. Furthermore, its Medieval Latin counterpart operalis is well attested (also as dies operalis) – so much, in fact, that it is surprising that no other Anglo-Norman instances have (yet) been found.


jur ovral
1occupationtimeworking day, day during which working is permitted or required
( 1347-60 )  En primez en les gagez de deux carpenters [...], c'est asavoir par .xix. jours overallez chescun pernaunt .vj. d. par le jour  E101/25/32 m.5
ovrable#1  ovrage  ovraigne  ovrance  ovre#1  ovree#1  ovrement  ovrer#1  ovresce  ovrier#1  ovriere  ovrour 
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