becher1 (1213)

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becher1 (1213)

[ FEW: 1,382a *bissicare; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: 1,939 beschier; DEAF:  beschier; DMF:  bêcher; TLF:  bêcher; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
bechier  

v.a.

1to dig into, pierce
( c.1275; MS: s.xivex )  al chef ta garlandesche D’aspre espine [...] Te (=J.C.) point, e perce e si te beche  759
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xiv1 )  la vigne ou il (=grapes for wine) cruist n’i fut femee ne bechee  574 (B)

v.n.

1to dig
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  Li frere [...] becherent tant q’i trovoient Un merveillos ydre d’arein  44va
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