[romongere] (1213)

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[romongere] (1213)

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[ FEW: 23,61b muletier /*16,735b ross; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  romangre / ros (*); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  romonger n.; MED:  ro-mongour n.; DMLBS: ]
romangeour,  romanger,  romangre,  romongur;  rumangur,  rumongour  

The first element, ro, is a word for ‘horse’, also found in Continental French (cf. DMF rosse and DEAF ros), but otherwise not attested in Anglo-Norman.

The unetymological sense of ‘mule-driver’ has no equivalent in Middle English, and seems to be specific to Dial Greg satf.

s.

1merch.occupationhorseshorse-dealer
( MS: s.xiii2 )  mango: mercator, quia manu tangit equos, gallice romongur  ii 172
(used as a surname)
( 1222 )  Joh’s rumangur de dunstaple  romonger n.
( 1239 )  Homorius le Rumongour  romonger n.
2occupationhorsesmule-driver
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  André [...], Qui romangre ert e marreschals Jadis sour les cours des chevals  9129
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  Aprés Constanz avra pastour Aquine lu romangeour (Latin: mulionem)  9118
mongere 
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