betumei (1121-25)

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betumei (1121-25)

[ FEW: 1,386b bitumen; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,327b bitume; TL: 1,957 betume; DEAF:  betun (betumee); DMF:  bitume; TLF:  bitume; OED:  bitumen n.; MED:  butumei n.; DMLBS: 201c bitumen ]
betumai,  betumee,  betumeit;  betemai,  betomai;  bitemai;  botomier;  butemai,  batonay  42.7 betnaye  (5) 147v  


1pitch, bitumen
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Granz portes i fist fere e fortes barres cloer, De butemay les fist trestotes engluer  6557
( c.1200; MS: s.xiiiin )  Babilonie que Semiramis la reine fist de tiule e de betumee pur ceo que les tiules contresteussent al feu e la betumee a l’ewe  71.76
2geog.bog, area of damp ground
( 1121-25; MS: s.xiv1 )  Herbes que sunt en betumeit  802
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Groses i sunt les mers, li mont haut e plener, [...] Ly butemay parfont e estreit li senter  6233
( 1174-75; MS: s.xiiex )  E trova une fosse, u ele pres se nie. Enz en mi le betumei ses aneus i ublie  1066
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  Les betumeis i sunt si grant Ke les ewes tenent estant  1645
( c.1290; MS: s.xv1 )  betemai (M.E. myryn)  (B) 100r
( 1266-1300; MS: c.1300 )  se il paisent en lais et en botomiers et en mores et en toutes terres moistes et parfondes  117.1659
( 1374-75 )  Johannes de Gyssungg iniuste occupavit le bytemay  65
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