penable (s.xiii)

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penable (s.xiii)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 9,115a poena; Gdf: 6,73b penable; GdfC: ; TL: 7,552 penable; DEAF:  peine 1 (penable); DMF:  penable; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

This word, which in the case of the Mir Just citation almost seems to be an ad hoc creation rather than a proper legal term, has a different sense in Anglo-Norman than in Continental French (‘pénible, difficile à supporter’). However, the corresponding adverb in Anglo-Norman, penablement, seems to use that sense.


1law punishable, worthy of being punished
( MS: s.xiii )  penalis: penable  172
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  De faus juges assignez ordena le Roi Alfred [..] qe [...] en primes sunt agardable a fere satisfaccion as blessiez [...] et pus sunt trebuchables al foer del faus Lucifer [...] e des cors sunt penables ou exillables a la voluntie le Roi  143
peine#1  peiner#1  peinous  peinousement  peinur  pena  penablement  penal  penalté  penance  penancerie  penant  penible  peniblement  penibleté  penif  penil#3  penissement  penitance  penitancer  penitenciel 
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