cordwainery

cordwainer

[kawrd-wey-ner]
noun Archaic.
1.
a person who makes shoes from cordovan leather.
2.
shoemaker; cobbler.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English cordewaner < Old French cordewan(i)er. See cordwain, -er2

cordwainery, noun
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cordwainer (ˈkɔːdˌweɪnə)
 
n
archaic a shoemaker or worker in cordovan leather
 
'cordwainery
 
n

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cordwainer
"shoemaker, leatherworker," c.1100, from Anglo-Fr. cordewaner, from O.Fr. cordoan "(leather) of Cordova," the town in Spain whose leather was favored by the upper class for shoes. Cf. cordovan, a later borrowing directly from Spanish.
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