puneise (s.xiii2)

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puneise (s.xiii2)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 9,638a *putinasus; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,448b punaise; TL: 7,2083 punaise; DEAF:  punais (punaise); DMF:  punaise; TLF:  punaise; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
puisnese,  puisnesse,  puneie (l. punei[s]e?)  

The noun punaise is attested in Continental French, but only with the very different meaning of ‘bug’.


1stench, foul smell
( MS: s.xiii2 )  car enfern serra plein de oscurté e de fumé e de puneise e de toz les mals qe home put penser  410
fig.moral corruption, foulness
( s.xiiiex; MS: 1307-15 )  confort est a homme de lever de ses mesfez e de lesser sa male custume e sa puisnese (var. puneisepuisnesse)  85.30
puneis  puneisie 
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