Rimer


Rimer
Recorded as Rimer, Rimmer, Rymer, Rymmer, and possibly others, this was an occupational name for a poet or minstrel. It derives from the early French word "rimour or rymour" meaning one who wrote rymes. The word was probably introduced into the British Isles after the famous Norman Conquest of England in 1066, and the original "rymers" were almost certainly employed in royal or noble housholds to teach song and dance. Later they had a more public roll, being either members of the famour travelling theatres of the Medieval times, or as newsgatherers passing from village ot village. The first known recording as a surname is 13th Century, (see below), and another example from early history is that of Richard le Rimour in the Coucher Book of Whalley Abbey, Lancashire, in 1377. Parish records of the city of London include Alexander Rymmer who married Margaret Galleth on July 26th 1585 at St. Dunstan's in the East, Stepney, and Elizabeth Rimer, who was christened on December 2nd 1639 at the same church. Amongst the notable namebearers in the Dictionary of National Biography is Alfred Rimmer (1829 - 1893), artist and author. He published a number of illustrated works on English topography. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Warin Rymer. This was dated 1229, in the registers known as the "Calendar of the Patent Rolls for the county of Yorkshire", during the reign of King Henry 111rd of England, 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as the Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • rimer — [ rime ] v. <conjug. : 1> • v. 1120 ; frq. °riman, de °rim « série, nombre » 1 ♦ V. intr. Faire des vers; trouver des rimes (plus ou moins bonnes) (souvent péj.).⇒ rimailler; rimeur. « L art dangereux de rimer et d écrire » (Boileau). «… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rimer — Rimer. v. n. Se dit des mots dont les dernieres syllabes ont la mesme terminaison, & forment le mesme son. Ces deux mots riment bien, ces deux autres ne riment pas, riment mal. On dit aussi, qu Un poëte rime bien, pour dire, qu Il n employe que… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Rimer — Rim er, n. A rhymer; a versifier. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rimer — Rim er, n. A tool for shaping the rimes of a ladder. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rimer — Rimer, ou bien Rymer, actiu. acut. Est escrire en rime, et parler en Ryme. Marot en une epistre au Roy. En m esbatant je fay rondeaux en ryme, Et en rymant bien souvent je m enrime, et, Et m est advis que si je ne rimois …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • rimer — (ri mé) v. n. 1°   Avoir le même son, en parlant des finales des mots. •   C est par l honneur qu il [Trissotin] a de rimer à latin, Qu il a sur son rival emporté l avantage, MOL. Femm. sav. IV, 7. •   Quand je veux d un galant dépeindre la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • RIMER — v. n. Il se dit Des mots dont les dernières syllabes ont la même terminaison, et forment le même son. Ces deux mots riment bien, ces deux autres ne riment pas, riment mal. Ce mot ne rime pas avec celui là. On ne peut faire rimer Poëte avec Boîte …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • RIMER — v. intr. Il se dit des Mots dont les dernières syllabes ont la même terminaison et forment le même son. Ces deux mots riment bien, ces deux autres ne riment pas, riment mal. Ce mot ne rime pas avec celui là. On ne peut faire rimer Paume avec… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • Rimer — Johannes Rimer († 16. Mai 1427) war Priester in der niederschlesischen Stadt Lauban (polnisch: Luban). Als die Hussiten im Mai 1427 den Ort eroberten, wurde er zusammen mit etwa 1000 weiteren Katholiken ermordet. Unter den anderen Opfern dieses… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rimer — rim·er (rīʹmər) n. Variant of rhymer. * * * …   Universalium


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