quinte1 (1113-19)

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quinte1 (1113-19)

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[ FEW: 2/ii,1482a quintus; Gdf: 6,518c quinte 2; GdfC: 10,462c quinte; TL: 8,101 quinte; DEAF:  quint (quinte); DMF:  quinte; TLF:  quint (quinte); OED:  quint n.1; MED:  quinte n.; DMLBS: 2635a quintus ]
quint  

Although word gender often cannot be reliably determined in Anglo-Norman, there seems to have been a feminine substantive, derived from Latin quinta, which was separate from the substantival use of quintus (see quint1), and which was also found in Continental French.

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1taxthe fifth part, portion
( 1296-97 )  Les chiefs taxours e quilleurs facent lever et quilleur le utime e la quint en la fourme que leur est baillé de par le Rey [...]  i 239
2timefifth canonical hour
( 1113-19; MS: s.xii2 )  Nepurquant par demures Que nus apelum 'hures' En est divisiun Par itele raisun, Char prime apelent le une, Terce, midi e nune, La quinte, remuntee, E la siste, vespree  253
3musicquint, interval of five semi-tones
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  Diapenté e diatessaron, Ke entre la premere e la dreine De diapason truverez la meine Ke s'acordra dreit en sun A la plus haute e basse en sun, D'une part ver val diapenté K'en quintes deit estre suné, D'autre part ver amuntant Diatessaron ert acordant  6766
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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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