Citations:gagner

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Old French citations of gagner, gaaigner, and gaaignier

circa 1200, author unknown, Du segretain moine, page 1:

Idoine fut bien enseignie,
Simple, cortoise et afetie,
Et Guillaume sot bien changier,
Mout s'entremist a gaaignier.
Idoine was well-mannered,
Modest, polite and kind,
Guillaume was a banker,
And put a lot of effort into saving money.

circa 1180, Chrétien de Troyes, Yvain ou le Chevalier au Lion:

Et de che ne porrons nous pas
Assés avoir viande et dras,
Car qui gaaigne la semaine
Vint sols n'est mie hors de paine.
And as such, we could not
have enough food and clothing
For he who only makes 20 sol a week
Cannot escape such misery.