schaltre (c.1216-20)

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schaltre (c.1216-20)


[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  scaltre; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  shaltree n.; MED:  shaltre n.; DMLBS: ]
scaltre,  skalftre,  skaltrowe,  skoltrowe; 
pl. scaltreen  

OED (etymology not yet updated since First Edition, 1913) considers the word a partial translation of Middle High German schaltbaum.


1 (M.E.)  ship. shaltree, pole used as oar or rudder
( c.1216-20; MS: 1419 )  La nief ové scaltres qe seet en Tamise  234
( 1294-95 )  .iij. s. in .xij. cheveruns ad schaltres emptis de eodem  i 92
( s.xivin; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  De chescune nefe ovesqes scaltreen qe vyent a la vyle  194
( 1322 )  .L. polles de frene achatez de li par comand le Roi [...] pur skalftres et spreces (l. spretes) pur niefs  676
( 1373 )  .ij. ketels pour le barge, .lx. teeldes, .xvj. skaltrowes [...]  ii 128
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