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- n. Obsolete form of summoner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A summoner; an apparitor; a sompnour.
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-- Tale of the Summoner (somnour, sompnour): a friar ill-received by a moribund; a coarse, popular story, a version of which is in "Til Ulespiegel."
The miller, the reeve, the somnour, the shipman, relate coarse stories, and their licentiousness somewhat embarrasses the good Chaucer, who excuses himself for it.
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