bekier (1121-35)

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bekier (1121-35)

[ FEW: 1,306b beccus; Gdf: 1,607a bechier; GdfC: 8,311a becheter; TL: 1,894 bechier; DEAF:  bec (bechier); DMF:  becquer; TLF:  becquer; OED:  beak v.; MED:  beken v. 2; DMLBS: 188c beccare ]
becher,  bechieer,  bechier,  bescher  

v.a. peck
( 1121-35; MS: s.xii3/3 )  Lores li (=fox) volt manger Si la prent a bechieer  1790
( s.xii4/4; MS: s.xii4/4 )  Tost m’averunt les oilz fors bechié  1349
( 1310-20 )  il portast sur sa teste un corbilion pleyn de payn, e corbeus le bechent  16v

v.n. peck
( s.xiiiex; MS: 1307-15 )  (the back-biter) besche ou son neir bec sour la vive caronie si com fet li corbeau  190.9
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