perrele (c.1230)

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perrele (c.1230)

[ hap]

[ FEW: *8,572b pirum; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  poire (perrele, poirel); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2290a pirula ]

The sense of ‘small or wild pear’ is unattested in any other dictionary. DEAF notes the sense ‘peu ou rien’ in TLF 13,682b. DMLBS includes pirula as a diminutive of pirum 2 defines it as ‘tip or end of nose’.


1bot.fruitwild pear (?)
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiim )  Car en pais tut environ Nen out fruit, si de bois non, [...] Glan, faine u la perrele  4475
pere#3  peré#1  peremain  peremainer  perer#1 
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