[plaisur] (1390-1412)

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[plaisur] (1390-1412)

[ hap]

[ FEW: (9,1a placere; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  plaire (*); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  pleasure n.; MED:  plesir(e n.; DMLBS: ]
pleasour,  pleasure,  pleisur,  plesour,  plesur,  plesure  

As the OED explains, the form pleasure seems to derive from a reinterpretation of the infinitival ending of plaisir, as the suffix -ure when used as a substantive. The shift in suffix only seems to occur in AN and ME.

s.

a (le, sun (etc.) plaisur
emotionfor (one's) pleasure, satisfaction
( 1390-1412; MS: s.xv1 )  si aschun chose soit que faire puisse a vostre pleisur, le me commandez et je le acomplerra ove tout ma poaire  353.29
( 1400-01 )  les ditz abbeies et priours, et lour measons et possessions sont chargez de pleusours rentz, annuités, pensions, et corrodies as pleasours de voz ditz lieges  iii 469
( 1425 )  a le pleasure le pleintif  i 3
( 1489 )  cest breve est retornable all plesure cestui que seust  i 228
desplere  desplesance  plaisable  plaisablement  plaisance  plaisanment  plaisir 
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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