unce1 (c.1136-37)

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unce1 (c.1136-37)

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[ FEW: 14,27a uncia; Gdf: 5,600a once; GdfC: 10,23b once 1; TL: 6,1104 once 2; DEAF:  once 2; DMF:  once; TLF:  once 1; OED:  ounce n.1; MED:  ounce n.1; DMLBS: 3550c uncia ]
once,  ounce,  ounse,  unche,  ouncce  140 ouse l. oncse  i 359
pl. uncis,  uncz  

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1weightounce, a unit of weight equivalent to between one-twelfth and one sixteenth of a pound
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiii1/3 )  Trente mil unces d'or pesed  1554
( c.1253 )  En letuaris e confeciuns la liver est de .xii. uncis; en tutes autre chosis la li. est de .xv. uncis  11
( 1390-1412; MS: s.xv1 )  un ounse de soy cru  371.16
2volumeounce, a unit of capacity
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  le tier jor dous unches le seigna  ii 80
3lengthinch, a unit of length equivalent to one-twelfth of a foot
( 1271-72; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  la pointe de deus unces de parfundesce est mortele, kar il covient ke il perce les entrailes  15.18
This is an AND2 Phase 4 (N-O/U-P-Q) entry. © 2013-17 The Anglo-Norman Dictionary. All rights reserved. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.
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