ovresce (1363)

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ovresce (1363)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 7,366a operari; Gdf: 5,674a ouveresse 1; GdfC: ; TL: 6,1447 overresse 2; DEAF:  ovrer (ovresse); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
oeveresce,  overesce,  overesse  

The word’s core sense is ‘female worker’, but the Anglo-Norman attestations are thus far only found in a cloth-making context. See also ovriere.


1femaleoccupationtextilefemale weaver, cloth-worker
( 1363 )  Mes l'entention nostre Seigneur le Roi et son conseil est, qe femmes, c'est assaver braceresces, pesteresces, tisteresces, fileresces, et oevresces si bien de leine come de liegne toile et de soie [...]  ii 278.24
( 1463 )  monstré fuit en le dit parlement par les overesses de sey et fileresses de sey deins la Citee de Loundres, qe [...]  ii 395
operer#2  ovrable#1  ovrage  ovraigne  ovral  ovrance  ovre#1  ovree#1  ovrement  ovrer#1  ovrier#1  ovriere  ovrour 
This is an AND2 Phase 4 (N-O/U-P-Q) entry. © 2013-17 The Anglo-Norman Dictionary. All rights reserved. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.