(quartet) (s.xiii)

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(quartet) (s.xiii)

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[ FEW: *2/ii,1423a quartus; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

The word quartet appears in English only from the early seventeenth century as a borrowing from Italian quartetto; cf. OED quartet n. With its -et suffix the word may be considered a spelling variant of quartée (attested in the DMF but not found in Anglo-Norman), but it may just as well be an error for quarter.


1volumeunitquarter of the measure of liquids (usually quarter of a gallon or two pints)
( MS: s.xiii )  lagene: (C) quartez (var. (B: s.xiii) quartet (l. quarter?); (R: s.xiii) quartés (l. quartes?))  i 229 (B)
quartaine  quart#1  quartel  quarte#1  quartener  quartenur  quarter  quatre#1  quatrisme  quattuor 
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