opidoun (1355-62)

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opidoun (1355-62)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: *7,375a oppidum; Gdf: 5,607a opide; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  opidum; DMF:  oppide; TLF:  oppidum; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2034b oppidum ]

As this passage translates Geoffrey of Monmouth’s ‘oppidum montis Agned, quod nunc Castellum Puellarum dicitur’ (Scalacronica p.210), it may be necessary to consider this single attestation of the word in Anglo-Norman an ad hoc Latinism.


1mil.archit.citadel, fortified place
( 1355-62; MS: s.xivex )  l'estoir devyse qe com il fust prisoner en le opidoun mount Agneth, jadys Chastel de Pucelis, ore Edynburgh [...]  4
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