If your carriers and bargemen bringing for the provision of your houses a certain number of tuns, pipes, and puncheons
Original French: Si vos chartiers & nautonniers amenans pour la prouiſion de vos maiſons certain nombre de tõneaulx, pippes, & buſſars
Modern French: Si vos chartiers & nautonniers amenans pour la provision de vos maisons certain nombre de tonneaulx, pippes, & bussars
Carriers and bargemen
Three Peasants in Conversation
Si vos chartiers & nautonniers amenans pour la prouiſion de vos maiſons certain nombre de tõneaulx, pippes, & buſſars
A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongue
London: Adam Islip, 1611
Tonneau, d’environ 268 litres.
Le Tiers Livre
Pierre Michel, editor
Paris: Gallimard, 1966
tun (n.) “large cask,” especially one for wine, ale, or beer, Old English tunne “tun, cask, barrel,” a general North Sea Germanic word (compare Old Frisian tunne, Middle Dutch tonne, Old High German tunna, German tonne), also found in Medieval Latin tunna (9c.) and Old French tonne (diminutive tonneau); perhaps from a Celtic source (compare Middle Irish, Gaelic tunna, Old Irish toun “hide, skin”). Tun-dish (late 14c.) was a funnel made to fit into the bung of a tun.
pipe (n. 2) type of cask, early 14c., from Old French pipe “liquid measure, cask for wine,” from a special use of Vulgar Latin *pipa “pipe” (see pipe (n.1)).
pipe (n.1) Old English pipe “musical wind instrument,” also “tube to convey water,” from Vulgar Latin *pipa “a pipe, tube-shaped musical instrument” (source also of Italian pipa, French pipe, Old Frisian pipe, German Pfeife, Danish pibe, Swedish pipa, Dutch pijp), a back-formation from Latin pipare “to chirp or peep,” of imitative origin. All tubular senses ultimately derive from “small reed, whistle.” Meaning “device for smoking” first recorded 1590s.
puncheon (n.1) “barrel or cask for soap or liquor; iron vessel,” c. 1400, from Old French ponchon, ponson “wine vessel” (13c.), of unknown origin. Uncertain connection with puncheon “slab of timber, strut, wooden beam used as a support in building” (mid-14c.). Punch (n.2) in the drink sense is too late to be the source of the “cask” sense.