(pomuant) (c.1270)

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(pomuant) (c.1270)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: ; Gdf: 6,270b pomuant; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  pon (pomuant); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

The hapax pomuant, included in Gdf (‘qui a le goût de la pomme’), AND1 (‘resembling an apple’) and hence in DEAFpré, as an unetymological derivative of pume, is most probably a misreading of poinnant, an otherwise unattested variant spelling of poignant (‘sharp, sour’).


1sharp, sour
( c.1270; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  teu manere de fruit Ke lunge en l'estomac gist descenduit, Come est fruit acetus e pomuant (l. poinnant) Come pome gernette e autre freidant  2086
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