bland (c.1200)

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bland (c.1200)

[ FEW: 1,394b blandus; Gdf: 1,658c blant; GdfC: ; TL: 1,990 blant; DEAF: ; DMF:  bland; TLF: ; OED:  bland a.; MED: ; DMLBS: 203a blandus ]
blaunde  

a.

1colourwhite
( c.1200; MS: s.xiii1 )  Un bland colum sor sa epaule li sist  302
colourblond, fair
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xivm )  Si tu vois ascun homme qi soit jaune et blaundes, fuetz t’en de ly  15
2persuasive, coaxing
( c.1200; MS: s.xiii2 )  Bien la (=St Catherine) pusse aver enfrainte E sa bele (vars. blande) parole esteinte  (P) 438
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