perne1 (s.xiii)

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perne1 (s.xiii)

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[ FEW: 8,253a perna; Gdf:  perne 2; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  perne; DMF:  perne; TLF:  perne; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2221c perna ]
pern,  perle  12.148 p[ur]ne p[er]ne  24
pl. pernis,  pernys,  perloes  12.148 (var.)  

The OED suggests that the second element of the locution pretty perny n. may derive from this word.

s.

1culin.ham, gammon, a flitch of bacon
( MS: s.xiii )  munia[n]tur blado et mero et farre et pernis (gloss: pernys)(vars. pernisMS: xiii; de un bacun (L)MS: xiii/xiv; pernesMS: xiii1) et baconibus et carn  i 183 and ii 70, 92, 100, 121
( MS: c.1250 )  hec perna: perne  i 423.261
( 1291-92 )  .iij. pernes de porke  33
( c.1410 )  De chescune perne par sey, qua.  194
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.
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