Aumener


Aumener
A pouch or purse attached to a belt and worn both by men and women. It was used to carry coins and other small objects. A woman of high status would have carried an aumener as a purse; a woman of lower status would have carried a bourse. [< OldFr. aumoner = an almoner]

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  • Almoner — Al mon*er ([a^]l m[u^]n*[ e]r), n. [OE. aumener, aulmener, OF. almosnier, aumosnier, F. aum[^o]nier, fr. OF. almosne, alms, L. eleemosyna. See {Alms}.] 1. One who distributes alms, esp. the doles and alms of religious houses, almshouses, etc.;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Almoner — An official who dispensed Alms for some other person or institution, e.g. the king and queen each had an almoner, as would a religious house; an alms giver. Robert Mannyng (c.1330) uses aumenere in Handlyng Synne: Seynt John, the aumenere . [< …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Aumoniere — A pouch or purse attached to a belt and worn both by men and women. It was used to carry coins and other small objects. A woman of high status would have carried an aumener as a purse; a woman of lower status would have carried a bourse. [<… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Anear — This ancient surname probably describes a long lost occupation, that of making teasel brushes for use by a fuller to finish fine cloth. The origination is from the pre 8th Century Anglo Saxon ahana , a word which describes a stiff bristle found… …   Surnames reference

  • Annear — This ancient surname probably describes a long lost occupation, that of making teasel brushes for use by a fuller to finish fine cloth. The origination is from the pre 8th Century Anglo Saxon ahana , a word which describes a stiff bristle found… …   Surnames reference


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