usdivité (c.1150)

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usdivité (c.1150)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 7,444a otiosus; Gdf: 5,588c oisiveté; GdfC: 10,229a oisiveté; TL: 6,1040 oisdiveté /6,1052 oisivité; DEAF:  oisdif (oisdiveté) / oisif (oisdiveté); DMF:  oisiveté; TLF:  oisiveté; OED:  ocivity n.; MED: ; DMLBS: 2068b otiositas ]
husdivité,  odisté (l. odifté) udisté (l. udifté)  

This is the only word of the Anglo-Norman usdif group that appears in English; and even then only in the sixteenth century (ocivity). Coincidentally, it turns up once more, in the nineteenth century, borrowed from Modern French, as oisivity n.


1laziness, slothfulness
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  Husdivité serrat dampnee, Mais l'ovraigne as bons ert salvee  6903
( 1485 )  diminucion et decaie que ad esté de temps ore tarde de le navie deinz cest realme d'Englitere, et occiosité ou [odisté] (l. odifté)  (ms. udisté (l. udifté)) de lez mariners deinz le mer  ii 502
2idle matter, futility, triviality
( MS: s.xiiim )  Sathan est heitié Quant ot la gent parler d'usdivité  2074
ociosité  oisouseté  usdif  usdive#1  usdivement  usdiver  usdivesce 
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