quariie (s.xiii)

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quariie (s.xiii)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: *2/ii,1400b quadrus; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  quar n.1 / quarry n.2; MED:  quar n. / quarrei n.; DMLBS: 2616b quarrarius /2617b quarria ]

This form, with elision of the unstressed syllable of quarraria, is also found in medieval Latin and Middle English and becomes the standard English word. It is rare in Anglo-Norman (as a synonym of quarrere) and appears only in these two glosses. It is unclear whether this instance of syncope is a genuine Anglo-Norman process, or whether the word is a borrowing from Middle English (or, as the OED suggests, even a scribal error, perhaps through the omission of an -er- abbreviation symbol).


1mininglapid.geog.quarry, place from which stone is extracted
( MS: s.xiii )  hoc perarium gallice: quariie  ii 150.49
( MS: s.xiii )  lapidicine: (K) quara (var. quarere (G)MS: s.xiiiex)  i 242
quarré  quarrel  quarreour  quarrere  quarreure  quarrir 
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