praer1 (s.xiii2)

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praer1 (s.xiii2)

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[ FEW: 9,335b pratum; Gdf: 6,353c praieor; GdfC: 10,440c proyer; TL: 7,1691 praiëor; DEAF:  pré (*); DMF:  proyer; TLF:  proyer; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
prael,  praele;  praier,  praiere;  prel,  prelle  

The FEW suggests that this bird-name must derive from pratum (‘meadow’), showing influence from both prael1 and praerie in its variant spellings.

s.

1orn.zool.bunting, small songbird of the Emberizae family
( s.xiii2; MS: s.xivm )  Oiseals chauntaunz en cele arberie Escotoi de douce Melodie [...] De charderole, praer, mortoun, Russinole, meerle, puffoun [...]  81
( 1272-82 )  mouschet devez trainer de aloue ou de praer (vars. praier (A)MS: s.xiv1/3)  89.4
( s.xivin; MS: 1382 )  Turtre, moneau et praele (M.E. Turtildow, sparwe and buntynge)  805
( MS: s.xiv1/3 )  praiere (vars. praer (D)MS: 1272-82) ou aloe ou fauve cruiere (vars. fauve croire (D)MS: 1272-82)  59B
prael#1  praerie  pré#1 
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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