bassesce (s.xii1)

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bassesce (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 1,274b bassus; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,299c bassesse; TL: 1,861 bassece; DEAF:  bas (bassesse); DMF:  bassesse; TLF:  bassesse; OED:  baseness n.; MED: ; DMLBS: 185c bassitudo ]
basece,  bassece;  bessece  


1lowness, baseness
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  Nus devum Deu en haut loer, Nient en bassesce de peccher  68vb1
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  en tele manere [...] est humilité [...] amur [...] de basseté (var. basece (BN)MS: s.xivin)  3.26 (var.)
3 geog. hollow, depth
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 ) il enterrunt es basseces de la terre  78.62.9
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