beslei (c.1136-37)

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beslei (c.1136-37)

[ FEW: 5,292b lex; Gdf: 1,633b besloi; GdfC: ; TL: 1,942 besloi; DEAF:  loi (besloi); DMF:  besloi; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
beslai;  bedlei;  belai;  bellai,  bellei;  bethlei  


( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  Ben vit, trop serreit grant beslei (= to love his niece) , Car il ert mut leaus en sei  2293
dispute, quarrel
( c.1185 )  unques […] Ne venistes a curt de rei K’il n’i sorsist alcun bellei  234
a beslei
1wrong, false
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  Kar il la gent entendre funt Choses ke mult sunt a bellai E encuntre la dreite fai  135rb31
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiiex )  Meslé l’orent envers le rei A mult grant [tort] e a beslei  5562
( 1171-74; MS: c.1200 )  Traitié erent iluec povre clerc a beslei  2663
( 1190-1210; MS: c.1300 )  Ore est W. devant le roi, Ki mult le demeine a beslei  10006
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xivin )  Consenter se daivent en sai (=married couple, to sexual intercourse) Que nule ne face a beslai  210
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv2 )  par sun precher [...] Retient il ses feaus en sa fei, Ke il n’osent eissir a beslei  1817
in wickedness, evilly
( 1171-74; MS: c.1200 )  enfraint suvent la lei, E […} del tut vit a bedlei  715
aler a beslei
1to go to rack and ruin
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Le reaume irrad a besley  1132
( s.xiii2/4; MS: c.1300 )  Tuz vunt a bellai Par cel achesun  168
estre a beslei
1to be in the wrong
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiiim )  Ne vos di mie, ne jeo dire nel dei, Que li prelat seient tuit a bellei  422
mettre en beslei
1to destroy
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  le fein del champ ki nest Hui flurisant e bel est E demein est mis en belai  148vb20
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  E prient [...] Ke il ne seoffrent ja lur ley Estre si mis en grant belley Ke Gyus en eyent la mestrie  154.136
nestre en beslei
1to be born out of wedlock
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiiiin )  Tu (=Merlin) sanz pere nasquis en bethlei  29.73
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