tæppestre

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tæppa +‎ -estre; compare tæppere (barkeep, tavern-keeper).

Noun[edit]

tæppestre f (nominative plural tæpperan)

  1. a female tavern-keeper, tapster, barmaid
    He knew the tavernes ... and everych hostiler and tappestere. — Chaucer, Cant. Tales (Middle English)

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References[edit]

  • 1916, John R. Clark, "A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for the Use of Students", tæppeste et al.
  • Bosworth, J. (2010, March 21). An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online (T. N. Toller & Others, Eds.), tæppestre.