also AUAROUS, AUEROUS, AUEROUSE, AVARUS, AVEROUS, AVEROUSE
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Pronunciation of AVAROUS
from Old French averos, -us, from aveir, avoir, possession
Subsequently confused with French avare, and so spelled.
1303 - Handlyng Synne, Robert Manning of Brunne;
see Example below
From: Robert of Brunne's "Handlyng Synne" A. D. 1303
Re-Edited by Frederick J. Furnivall
Published for the Early English Text Society, 1901
The Tale of Pers the Usurer: how he gave away his All, and was sold as a Slave.