acerin (s.xii3/4)

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acerin (s.xii3/4)

[ FEW: 24,104b aciarium; Gdf: 1,46c acerin; GdfC: ; TL: 1,76 acerin; DEAF: ; DMF:  acérin; TLF:  acérain; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
acherin,  ascerin,  asserin;  asceren,  aceran  3339 (var.)  

a.

1metal(of) steel
( 1174-75; MS: c.1200 )  […] des espiez, E des branz acerins, e des darz aguisiez!  235
metal(hard) as steel
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Ne fust le fort escu e l’aubert ascerens, Encontre lur espees n’eust eu nul defens  2695
( s.xiii2/4; MS: c.1300 )  Kant seez assous Mes ne seez mous Mes durs acerins  1533
fig.sharp as steel
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  E eusse la buche trestut ferine E la lange tut ascerine  57vb4
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