quartel (1428)

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quartel (1428)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 2/ii,1423b quartus; Gdf: 1,789c cartel; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  cartel; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 290c cartallus /2618c quartellus ]

The word is possibly a conflation of (or the result of a contamination between) quartellus (the diminutive of quartus, meaning ‘a small quarter’) and cartallus (derived from Greek κάρταλλος, meaning ‘basket, creel’).

The decision in AND2, sub C-, to reject cartel and to consider it a misreading of cassel seems unnecessary.


1unitvolumebarrel, cask (possibly containing a quarter of the full measure)
( 1428 )  .iij. cartels de vin  48.273b
( 1430 )  .j. cartel de pakthred  115.613
( 1435 )  .j. quartel de vin  20
( 1436 )  .vij. bout di. de saumon [...] .j. cartel de angules  42
quart#1  quarte#1  quarter  quartet  quartron  quatre#1 
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