partipol (c.1330)

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partipol (c.1330)

[ hap]

[ FEW: *9,536a pullus; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  pol 2 (*); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

This otherwise unattested term for ‘antelope’ seems to have beenbe a compound created from parti (p.p. partir ‘particoloured, variegated’ and pol from pullus 2 ‘the young of a horse, foal, colt’ (DMLBS 2569b), though this form is unknown in pulle.


1mammalszool.antelope, animal resembling a foal
( s.xivin; MS: s.xivm )  Antalop  (ed. Autalop) (var. La partipol (B)MS: c.c.1330) est un beste coynt e viste e de gentil manere [...] E tant com il est rongeant les burgeouns de ces foilles, il est gueyté del venour [...]  73
partir  poule 
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