[surnaif] (s.xiiex)

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[surnaif] (s.xiiex)


[FEW: *7,44a nativus; Gdf: 7,473 sonays; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  naïf (*); DMF: ; TLF:  -; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
surneis,  sunais  

The etymology (and possible association with naif) remains questionable. The word may possibly be linked with Modern French sournois ('sly, devious'), which, according to the TLF, is of unclear origin, but not attested before the middle of the seventeeth century.


1excessively foolish (?)
( s.xiiex; MS: c.1200 ) Li secles est mut feluns, e culverz e surneis (var. culverz e puneiz  (O) MS: 1272-82 ;  felun e sunais  (N) MS: s.xiiim )  170
naif  sur#2 
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