portman (1346-47)

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portman (1346-47)

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[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  portman; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  portman n.1; MED:  portman n.; DMLBS: 2356b portmannus ]
portesmon,  portmane,  portmanne,  portmon; 
pl. portmen,  portmenne  

put this in all: The first lexical item, port in the sense of ‘town or city’, is absent in French, but appears already in Old English. The OED etymology (port n.2, see also MED port n.3) considers the word a special development of portus (‘harbour’), perhaps by association with porta (‘gate’), cf. Anglo-Norman port1 and porte1.


1lawstatuscitizens of a town, burgher (often in some administrative or legal function)
( 1346-47 )  Est ordinee qe nul portman del dit mestier soit receu en portmanrie por vendre ne achater des estraunges nul manere novel drap  ii 26
( 1366-67 )  Ordinee est [...] qe touz yceux qe ne sount pas burgeys et voillent marchaunder ou art user deynz la ville […] q’ilz soient receu portmen et facent fyn al communalté  ii 48
porteis#1  portland  portmanland  portmanfee  portmanmote  portmanrie 
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