surdet (c.1275)

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surdet (c.1275)


[FEW: 12,453b surdus; Gdf: 7,526a sourder 1; GdfC: ; TL: 9,883 sorder 1; DEAF:  sort 2 (sorder, sordet); DMF:  sourder 1; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

The suffix -et may have been added to create a rhyme with muet. The resulting word can be interpreted as an adnominally used past participle form of the verb *surder, 'to deafen', otherwise not attested in Anglo-Norman.


1deafened, unable to hear
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 ) Fraunceus ala cum surdet, Nul mot sona cum fust muet  533
surd#1  surdeisson  surdesce 
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