purpointé (c.1174)

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purpointé (c.1174)

[ hap]

[ FEW: 8,261b *perpunctus; Gdf: 6,301c porpoindre; GdfC: ; TL: 7,1539 porpoindre; DEAF:  porpoint (porpoindre); DMF:  pourpoindre; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2230a perpungere ]

The use of the past participle of the verb porpoindre as an adjective suggests the verb may have been in use in Anglo-Norman, however, the only attested use is adjectival. The form parpointe is attested by Godefroy (6,787b) as a substantive meaning 'sorte de courverture piquée'.


coilte purpointé
1domesticcounterpane, quilted mattress or bed-cover
( c.1174; MS: s.xiiiin )  li liz saint Thomas esteit apareilliez, Desus un chaelit qui tut esteit quiriez, D'une cuilte purpointe, d'un poi d'estraim junchiez, E de chiers linges dras e blancs e deliez  3929
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiiiin )  hec culcitra: cuulte parpuintee  46
point#1  pointeié  pointer#1  pointelé  purpoint 
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