belif (s.xiiex)

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belif (s.xiiex)

[ FEW: 16,467a *link /7,270a obliquus; Gdf: 1,616b belif; GdfC: ; TL: 1,941 beslic; DEAF:  beslic; DMF:  belinc; TLF: ; OED:  belef | belif adv. / embelif adv. and a.; MED:  embelif a.; DMLBS: ]
beslif; 
f. belive,  bilive ,  velif  

s.

en belif
obliquely, sideways
( c.1200; MS: s.xivin )  Costeant veit (=la nef) et en belif Dreit cum cheval ke est restif  949
( 1216-25; MS: 1307-15 )  ( (Belin made four royal roads)) […] e les autres deus voies en velif (l. belif) la terre  6
( MS: s.xv )  Pernez un lyvere de gyngyver ben paré [...] le trenchez en belif  127.E115
herald.bendwise
( MS: c.1334 )  Le senatour de Rome port de goules a cinq lettres d’or, […], il les porte en belif en ses armes  m 1
in crescent formation
( 1271-72; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  ne se combatent mie adresceement com en champ, mes en belif (Latin: incurvus) a semblance de la lune  154.23
awry, wrong
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiiim )  Quant nostre vie veons en tel belif Ja l’endemain n’en serroms plus pensif  239
masclure en belif
herald.lozengy in bend
( s.xivm; MS: s.xivex )  Le Duc de Beyvre porte l’escu masclee d’argent et d’azeure, et si est la masclure en belif  60

a.

line belive
lawcollateral line
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  nul ne est receivable a successioun qe ert trové en nul degree en line belive [...] taunt cum acun est trové en vie en la dreite line descendaunt  ii 320
beslei 
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