berser (c.1136-37)

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berser (c.1136-37)

[ FEW: 15/i,116a *birson; Gdf: 1,630c berser; GdfC: ; TL: 1,932 berser; DEAF:  berser; DMF:  berser; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 194c bersare ]
bercer;  breser  

v.a. hunt (with the bow)
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiiex )  [Talent] li prist d’un cerf berser Qu’en une herde vit cler  6307
( 1155; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Li reis [...] ad fait vié =forbidden Qu'il n'i ait bersé ne chacié Ne adesee veneisun En la forest  820 shoot, pierce with an arrow
( c.1235; MS: c.1235 )  Plus est chescuns esmeuz ke n’est quant est bersee Leonesse  521
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiiiex )  (The amethyst) En bois done eur de berser E en rivere d’oyseler  84.391
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  ne autre beste de sette barblé ou galosche ne bersa  (A) 35

v.n. hunt
( 1160-74; MS: s.xvii )  Em boiz sout cointement et berser et vener  i 74.1769
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xiiim )  De berser est un jur repeiré, Veneisun ad pris a grant plenté  7565
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiiiex )  (The amethyst) En bois done eur de berser E en rivere d’oyseler  84.391
( MS: c.1250 )  berser: sagittare  i 430
to shoot an arrow from a bow
( 1160-74; MS: s.xiiiin )  Ne sai qui traist ne qui laissa Ne qui feri ne qui bersa, Mais ço dist l’en, ne sai sel fist, Que Tirel traist, le rei ocist  ii 258.10058
weaponsto strike (='briser'?)
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2 )  Il ad pris un dart, dont il voit lancer, E un fausart, dont il voit breser  1299


( 1171-74; MS: c.1200 )  Al berser fu ocis  3588
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