possonet (s.xii/xiii)

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possonet (s.xii/xiii)

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[ FEW: 9,176b popia; Gdf: 6,239c poçonet; GdfC: ; TL: 7,2045 pochonet; DEAF:  poche 2 (pochonet); DMF:  pochonet; TLF: ; OED:  posnet n.; MED:  possenet n.; DMLBS: 2328a pocenet(t)us ]
pocenet,  pocenette,  pocinet;  poscenet,  poscinet;  posenet,  posnet;  possenet,  possoneit;  pozonet,  pozunet,  postnez; 
pl. pocenez,  poscenes,  posenes,  possenes,  possenez,  posceneus  ii 48.87
pl. posseney  ii 65.60  

In origin the word is a diminutive of the much less frequent pochun. As is the case in Continental French, the word’s etymological sense of ‘ladle, large spoon’ (cf. FEW 9,176b), already seems to have developed into that of ‘small pot, pan (with a handle (?))’.


1domesticimplementposnet, (small) pot, pan (used primarily for cooking or boiling liquids)
( 1216-25; MS: 1307-15 )  E pus a pres li fust avis ke un pozonet, tut voude, vint flotant sur le ewe, e pus un pot plus grant plein de ewe  78
( MS: s.xiii )  urceoli: poscenes(var. poss (D)MS: xiii/xiv; posseney (L)MS: xiii/xiv; possenesMS: xiii)  ii 65.60, 90.60 and 119.60
( c.1250; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Laver le (=root of lovage) deit, e fere net, E quire en un bel possonet  18
( c.1250; MS: 1415-20 )  Va t’en, quistroun, ou toun havez, Estrere le hagis del postnez (var. poscenet (T)MS: 1415-20)  1036
( MS: s.xiv )  pus metez le jus e le vin en un poscenet [...]. Pus le facez un poy boylir [...]  63.W56
( MS: s.xii/xiii )  urcioli: possoneit  ii 86.60
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