scovereure (a.1399)

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scovereure (a.1399)


[ FEW: *2/ii,1148a cooperire; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  covrir (*); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  scourer n.1; MED:  scourer n. / skoverour n.; DMLBS: ]

The word may be an aphetic form of *descovreur, not attested in Anglo-Norman, but see DMF découvreur. Both readings with u and v are etymologically possible.


1 mil. scout, one who reconnoitres or observes the enemy
( a.1399; MS: a.1399 ) nous [...] y envoiasmes nos scouereures (l. scovereures?) devant pur savoir l’estat du dit bastard, les queux nous reporterount q'il av[oit] pris sa place et armez ses batailles en un bel lieu pur nous attendre  171
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