[romnaile] (1312-13)

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[romnaile] (1312-13)


[ FEW: *16,743a rum; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  run (*); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  room n.1 and int.; MED:  roum n.2 (roum nail); DMLBS: ]

Even though the rom- element derives from the same Germanic etymon as roome (‘room, section inside a building’), its use here represents a separate borrowing into French, cf. DMF run, that produced a specifically nautical sense. See also ryne1 for the word used on its own.


1ship.nail used for securing barrels in a boat’s hold
( 1312-13 )  En .cccc. de clous qe sont appelez romnayl por coucher les toneaux .viij. d.  i 152
naile  roome  ryne#1 
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