[seminus] (1113-19)

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[seminus] (1113-19)


[ FEW: *11,433b seminare; Gdf: 7,373b seminos; GdfC: ; TL: 9,412 seminos; DEAF:  semer (seminos, semun); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

The emendation of semuns to seminus is suggested on etymological grounds and in analogy with the use of the Latin expression seminoso die, earlier in the text. However, this solution may be questionable, as a three-syllable emendation makes the verse hypermetric and lose the internal rhyme (semuns and nuns).


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( 1113-19; MS: s.xii3/3 )  De seminoso die: [...] Saturday est jurz semuns (l. sem[i]nus) sulunc le sens dé nuns, Kar ben semet ki pluret Ses pechez  573
semable#1  semail  semence  semencere  semencier  sementage  semer#1  semesun  semiloun  seminer  semour 
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