besague (c.1174)

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besague (c.1174)

[ FEW: 1,378b bisacutus; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,317c besaigue; TL: 1,936 besagu /1,936 besague; DEAF:  besagu / besagu (besague); DMF:  besaiguë; TLF:  besaiguë; OED:  besague | besagew n.; MED:  besagu n.; DMLBS: 201a bisacutus ]
besacu,  besagu;  bessague;  bisacu,  bisagu,  bisague,  besuage besague  ii 76  

a.

1two-pointed, forked
( MS: s.xiv2/4 )  Le seconde ministre ad la lange forgee, Besague a mentire of tote sa pensee  27

s.

1implementagriculturalmattock, two-edged tool or axe
( c.1174; MS: s.xiiiin )  Besague e cuignies [...] Pur depecier les uis  5409
( MS: s.xiii )  bipennis: besagues, anglicetuybile  ii 151.49
( MS: s.xiii )  ascia: besague  i 239
( c.1250; MS: 1307-25 )  si vous trovez au verger Ameroke e gletoner, Les arassez de une besagu (M.E. tuybil)  673
( s.xivin; MS: 1382 )  Picoys, dolabre et besagu (M.E. mattok)  536
(TBD)  bisacuta: bisague; rosticutio: besacuz, besague  ii 144.79
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