puant1 (s.xii¼)

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puant1 (s.xii¼)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 9,623b putescere; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,443b puant; TL: 7,2056 püir (püant); DEAF:  püir (puant); DMF:  puant; TLF:  puant; OED:  puant a.; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
poiaunt,  pouant;  puaunt,  puiant; 
pl. poiaunz,  puaunz,  puans,  puanz  

This adjectival use of the present participle of puir has a degree of lexicalization and is therefore given a separate entry.

a.

1stinking, foul-smelling
( s.xii¼; MS: s.xiv1 )  De caruine plus puante  1106
( c.1165; MS: s.xiii2 )  Un jur li ala a demander De sa aleine si ele ert puiant U si elle esteit suef ulant  150.83
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiiim )  vostre cors de pulente e puante escume [...] furma il (=God)  (A) 10.5.4
( 1256; MS: c.1300 )  La chevere ad le cors puant  1157
( c.1305; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  les colers de femmes trop desavenaunz; Monstrent les espaules pur ceo q’il sont blauns, Ne se dounent garde com serrunt tost poiaunz (vars. ms. puanz)  352
( MS: s.xv )  [...] e tenge herbes puantes al nes cum est mauve  150.E347
pathol.med.putrid, gangrenous and foul-smelling
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Et quant li sanc vient de l'estomac del vice du cervel, si ert li sanc puiant et corrumpus  i 207
theol.foul, unclean, stinking of sin
( c.1200; MS: s.xiii1 )  Mes deux puanz aoure, e si crey en ma ley  110
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  li felun Gius pullant (vars. puaunt (B)MS: s.xiii4/4)  130 (var.)
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xivin )  d’un soef tast crest un puant desir  83.24
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  Grande joie donqes doit homme avoir de ses ords puantz pecchez a saker hors de coer  115.9
2pathol.med.blocked with mucus
( s.xiii2/4; MS: c.1245 )  narilles puantes laquele chose avient del cervel: L'en trove richement verreies medcines encuntre, mes ore orrez medcines que ja ne faudrunt. Pernez le jus de mente e de rue, si mellez ensemble, si metez as nasrilles suvent, si amenderat mut le cervel e ostera tute la puur  113.41
asa (la) puante
asa
gume puante
gume

s.

1theol.one who is foul, unclean, stinks of sin
( s.xiiim; MS: c.1300 )  A senestre [...] Seront deus rencs des cheitifs, Ledz e puanz, neirs e hydous [...]. Ly primer rencs, ly puanz, Sera des cheitifs mescreanz, Des reneés e dé traitours [...]  1918
puantee  puantise  puine  puiné#1  puir  puur#1  trespuant 
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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