bleste (s.xii3/4)

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bleste (s.xii3/4)

[ FEW: 1,410b blista; Gdf: 1,665a bloste; GdfC: ; TL: 1,1001 blestre; DEAF:  blestre; DMF:  bloste; TLF: ; OED:  blister n.; MED:  blister n.; DMLBS: 203c blesta ]
bleiste,  blestre,  blet,  blete (blece)  

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1sod, turf
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Engins i font fere de diverse manere [...] Coverent les de blestes e de blanches feugeres  6222
( MS: s.xiii1 )  (D) cespes, cespitis, gallice blece (l. blete )  259
( c.1235; MS: c.1235 )  Les cors ad enterré suz bleste verdoiant  1756
( MS: s.xiii2 )  cespite: bleste  ii 3
( MS: s.xii/xiii )  glebas: (O) blestes(vars. bleystes (C)MS: xiiiex; blestis (D)MS: xiii/xiv; bletez (L)MS: xiiiex)  ii 39
lump of earth
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Quant l’alme del cors s’en ert parti [...] Ren ne sentira (=the body) de nul affere Plus ke une bleste prise de terre  649
( c.1245; MS: c.1255 )  E tant vaut cele (=life in Heaven) plus ke ceste (=life on earth) Cum fait or plus k’une bleste  3946
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