Middle English Dictionary Entry

nǒuche n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

A mounted gem or cluster of gems; a brooch or pin; a buckle, clasp, bracelet, or earrings ornamented with gems; a necklace; ?also, a ring; also fig.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • (1419) Plea & Mem.R.Lond.Gildh.72 : [The goods were valued by oath of John Palyng and John Patteslee, goldsmiths, as follows: One gold] ouche [set with a] baleis, [etc.].
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