assewer (c.1245)

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assewer (c.1245)

[ FEW: 3,258b *exaquare; Gdf: 3,571c essever; GdfC: ; TL: 3,1303 essever 1 /1,592 assever; DEAF:  essever 1; DMF:  essever; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 807b esseware /807c essewerare /826a exaquare ]
assever;  asewer;  ensewer  


1agriculturalto drain off
( c.1270; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  lez terres remuer e fosser pur lez terres asecher e lez ewe [sic] asewer  282.c54
to drain, empty
( c.1245; MS: c.1255 )  La voil k’il sa iglise estore, Mais primes asseve la more  1776
( 1293 )  le estang fut dechey […] e le viver assewé  20-21 Ed I 417
( MS: c.1305 )  abati une sale […] et assewe .ii. vivers  15


( 1329-30 )  […] par l’assewer del viver  3-4 Ed III 795
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