viander (s.xii3/4)

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viander (s.xii3/4)

viandier;  viaunder,  viandour  

s.

1occupationprovider of hospitality, host
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Car l'em put los conquere par doner deners, E[n]surketuit si li homs est large vianders  561
( MS: s.xiii-s.xiv )  Ou sunt les bons viandiers Ke tant eurent divers mangiers ...?  158.97
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  il estoit de si grant largesce et si tres nobles viaunder q'il fesoit touz ceuz de sa court manger qatre foiz le jour  287.15
2occupationmerch.supplier, purveyor
( 1174-75; MS: c.1200 )  Northumberland ...: De si qu'as porz d'Espaine n'aveit itel cuntree Ne plus large viandier ne gent plus honoree  773
This is an AND1 entry © MHRA 1977-1992: reproduced with permission. Digitisation funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.
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