postume (c.1240)

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postume (c.1240)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 25,18b apostema; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: 7,1643 posteme; DEAF: ; DMF:  postume; TLF: ; OED:  postume n.; MED:  apostem(e (posteme); DMLBS: ]
posteime,  posteme,  posteyme;  postune; 
pl postumus  

Anglo-Norman frequently uses this aphetic form of aposteme, which from the late fourteenth century also appears in English.

s. abscess or purulent swelling in any part of the body
( c.1240; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  E si le posteme quiture dedenz, od vostre doi u od autre chose depesciez l'aposteme, que la quiture curge hors  i 69.xvii
( MS: c.1325 )  A postume (l. Apostume?) : Item pur tut postumus, pernez le sulfre [...]  42.C161
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  pur dout de postume et d’autres mals  135.9
( s.xiv2; MS: s.xiv2 )  Unquore s'il ad pubettes en sa plaie o festre o kancre, o ascune manere de postune eit [o] de clou  ii 255
( MS: s.xv )  E de ceo poetz vus fere oygnement pur ameurer posteime  135.E214
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