beche1 (c.1155)

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beche1 (c.1155)

[ FEW: 1,382b *bissicare; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,318a besche; TL: 1,938 besche 1; DEAF:  beschier (besche 1); DMF:  bêche; TLF:  bêche 1; OED: ; MED:  becche n.; DMLBS: ]
becche,  beiche,  beesche,  besche,  besque,  bege  ii 89  


1tool for digging (spade, shovel, hoe, mattock, etc.)
( c.1155; MS: s.xii3/3 )  .xx. souz pur la teste, e .iiij. den. ceper, e une maille pur la besche  3.1
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv1 )  Ly autre od sun martel i vent [...], Ly autre a besche (var. (B: s.xiv2/4) od besques ) e od pichois  3151
( MS: s.xiii )  marre: beche  i 122
( c.1250; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Foir doit on a une besche  55.15
( MS: s.xiii2 )  scobs quod gallice dicitur beche [...] scoba .s. trible [...] scoba .i. bala (y) ne  i 297
( MS: s.xiiiex )  fossorium: anglice delvere, beche  ii 163
( MS: s.xiii/xiv )  spata: beche  ii 84.159
( s.xivin; MS: 1382 )  Trobile, beche (M.E. spade), furche fymere  518
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