Herbergeour \Her"ber*geour\, n. [See {Harbinger}.] A harbinger. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

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  • Herbergeour — Official responsible for the allocation of lodgings to members of the royal household, the *familia regis. A regulation of 1318 specifically forbade the presence of wives, presumably to limit the numbers of mouths to be fed. Since the court was… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Harbinger — Har bin*ger (h[add]r b[i^]n*j[ e]r), n. [OE. herbergeour, OF. herbergeor one who provides lodging, fr. herbergier to provide lodging, F. h[ e]berger, OF. herberge lodging, inn, F. auberge; of German origin. See {Harbor}.] 1. One who provides… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harbinger — [här′bin jər] n. [ME herbergeour (with intrusive n ) < OFr herbergeor, provider of lodging < herberge, a shelter < Frank (or OHG) heriberga, shelter for soldiers < heri, army (see HARRY) + berga, a shelter < bergan, to protect: see …   English World dictionary

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