paisant (c.1165)

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paisant (c.1165)

[ hap]

[ FEW: 7,470b pagensis; Gdf: 5,597b paisant; GdfC: 10,258b païsenc; TL: 7,67 païsent; DEAF:  paisant; DMF:  paysan; TLF:  paysan; OED:  peasant n. and adj.; MED:  paisaunt n.; DMLBS: 2081a pagensis ]
paisaunt,  paissant,  paissaunt,  paysan,  paysaunt;  peisant,  peisaunt,  peissant,  peissaunt,  peisunt,  pesant,  pesaunt,  pessaunt,  peysaunt,  peyssant,  passant  135 (ms.) persant  5952 (var.)  

s.

1countryman, inhabitant of a country
( c.1200; MS: s.xivin )  Assez sevent li paisant K'en la contree sunt manant  185
( MS: s.xiii2 )  colonus: paisant  i 151
( s.xiii3/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Kent est une province en Engleterre delez le occean de Bretaigne. E la cité de ceste province est apelez des peisanz Cantorbirie  18
( s.xivin; MS: c.1335 )  Fouke e ces compaignons aveient enquis des paissantz qe le roy Johan fust a Wyndesoure  48.28
2statusagriculturalpeasant, rural inhabitant who works the land, normally representing one of the lowest orders of society
( c.1165; MS: s.xiii2 )  Od paisanz, od povre gent, Perneit la nuit herbergement  33
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv1 )  Cuntes, baruns e chevalers, [...] Cithetheins, burgeis e paisanz  2885
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Aprés suy un povre peysaunt  3343
( 1312; MS: s.xiv1 )  Les povres peissanz (vars. paissauns (U)MS: s.xiv1/4; peisanz (T)MS: s.xiv2; peisuns (Ph)MS: s.xiv1/3) en mon tens Soleient aver bon defens  35.205
pej.bumpkin, uncouth person
( MS: s.xiii2/3 )  Ne fud paisant ne neif vil  19.68
( c.1330; MS: 1330-40 )  Mes a ribaldz e a pesauntz Est l'ordre (=the Order of Fair Ease) del tot defendu  132.20

a.

1statuspeasant, relative to a rural inhabitant normally representing one of the lowest orders of society
( c.1235; MS: c.1235 )  Perdirent blez e fruit li gainnur paisant  1142
( 1305 )  q'il ly voylle grauntier pountage pur cync aunz al pount de Jarmi, [...] pur comun profit des gentz pessauntz  i 468
pais#1  paisee 
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