pestur (s.xiiiin)

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pestur (s.xiiiin)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 8,602a pistor; Gdf: 6,129c pestor; GdfC: ; TL: 7,846 pestor; DEAF:  pestor; DMF:  pesteur; TLF: ; OED:  pistor n.; MED:  pastere n.; DMLBS: 2294c pistor ]
peistur;  pestere,  pestor,  pestour,  pesture;  pistour,  petour  ii 131.33 petur  i 321  

The polysemy of the verb pester1 (‘to crush’, ‘to knead’ and ‘to bake’) is not found reflected in this cognate noun, which, just like its Latin etymon, combines the three actions into a single occupation. The OED’s definition of the word as ‘originally: a person who grinds corn, esp. without the use of a mill; a person who prepares corn or other grain for grinding’ (third edition, 2006) does not have any corroborative attestations in Anglo-Norman.


1occupationbaker, one who makes and sells bread
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Ensemble od lui estoient dui prisons: Li butillers le rei e ces peisturs  (B) 1047
( s.xivin; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  ordené est qe nul pestour en la dyte vyle ne face gastel, symenel, ne primer coket si noun par bulletel de Reyns  172
( 1373 )  nous avons assignez nostre bien amé servant Robert Cosyn nostre pesture, pur achater furment pur les despenses de nostre houstel, fuail et toutes autres choses necessaires pur l'office de nostre pesturie  i 122
( 1390-1412; MS: s.xv1 )  nostre pistour y veigne pour pestier de pain  407.38
(TBD)  pistores: petours / pesteres  ii 131.33
pester#1  pesteresce  pesturie 
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