suer2 (1317)

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suer2 (1317)


[ FEW: *12,466b sus /12,328 subare /22/ii,4 soire, soueri; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 3335c sus ]
cier,  sier,  syer  

Suer derives from SUER-, the stem of Latin sus (‘pig’). However, FEW classifies forms like souére ('truie en chaleur') under the entry subare ('brünstig sein'; 12,328a), and soire/sueri ('truie') as forms of unknown origins (see FEW 22/ii,4). The nominative sus is also found in Anglo-Norman (see sus2). DMF has the entry suaire 'truie', and suggests that substantival forms derived from suarius (see suer5) can also means 'sow'.


1 zool.mammalslivestock pig
( 1317 )  gelyns, arures et suers (var. syers  (C, S, T) )  Ed II xxi 142
sue#2  suer#5  sus#2 
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