rechinement (s.xiiiin)

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rechinement (s.xiiiin)


[ FEW: 16,323b *kinan; Gdf: 7,85b reschignement; GdfC: ; TL: 8,417 rechignement; DEAF: ; DMF:  rechignement; TLF:  rechigner (rechignement); OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

Formally, the lexeme belongs to the *kinan word group and has been defined accordingly as an action (cf. rechiner1) rather than a sound (cf. rechaner). However, the context suggests it may belong to the latter’s *kinni group, used with reference to the harsh sound produced by donkeys. The two etymologically distinct groups overlap in Anglo-Norman. While these instances are likely to be variant spellings of rechanement, a separate entry is made to reflect the possibility of a different sense in the rechiner1 word group.


1snarling, gnashing, grimacing (?)
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiiiin )  uns asnes [...] Par sun hisdus rechinement (var. rechinnement (B)MS: s.xiii2;  rachainement (F)MS: s.xiii2) nais Espoenterat la gent del pais  467
rechine  rechiner#1  rechinur 
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