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boef (1113-19)

[ FEW: 1,445a bos; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,392b buef; TL: 1,1186 buef; DEAF:  buef; DMF:  boeuf; TLF:  boeuf; OED:  beef n.; MED:  bef n.; DMLBS: ]
beauff,  bef,  beff,  beif,  beof,  beofe,  beofve,  beuf;  bief,  bieof;  boeff,  bof,  bofve,  boof,  bouef,  boufe,  bove,  bowe;  buef,  bues,  buf,  buve,  beef  iii 138 besfe (l. beffe)  161 (C1) bos  1550
pl. boes,  boevz,  bos,  bouis,  bovis,  bues  


1mammalslivestockzool.ox, steer
( 1113-19; MS: s.xii3/3 )  Dunc maurent les blez Que boes unt laburez  1261
( MS: s.xiii1 )  boves: (D) bowes  258
( s.xiii; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  humme ne deit coveiter malement la meisun sun prome, ne sun bef, ne sun asne  229.37
( MS: c.1250 )  Hic et hec bos: boef  i 418
( c.1270; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  lez affres, e lez boefs, e les vaches, e lez berbiz  266.c12
herald.ox (as an armorial bearing)
( s.xiii; MS: 1607 )  Le roy de D., d’or un beauff gulez  38.15
( s.xivin; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  De chescun carcoys de beofe, vache, bovete [...] seyt pris obole  202
( 1312-13 )  Item, .ij. carcoys et demy de boof - .xxij. s.  E101/14/26
( MS: 1419 )  Qe le carkays de meillour bief soit vendu pur un marc  712
3 name (used as a surname)
( 1169 )  Robert le Buef  Bough
( 1219 )  Walter Beof  Bough
( 1438 )  William Boeff  Bough
boef de mer
( MS: s.xiii1/4 )  bocca marina: buf de mer  i 119
( MS: s.xiii )  bocca marina: bof de mer  ii 91
boef de seint Martin
1culin.beef cured at Martinmas for winter use
( MS: c.1325 )  Pernés bef de sen Martin e de ceel un bone porsioun  140.585
boef tor
fel de boef
(wilde) lange de boef
( c.1240; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  [P]ernez les racines de la lange de boef unce une  i 65
( MS: c.1340 )  Buglossa: (B2) gallice lange de boef, anglice reÞerne-tounge  57
( MS: s.xv1/4 ) Lingua bovina agreste: (C) wylde long de bef  161
oil de boef
rest de boef
Deu done le boef par la corne
1prov.God’s gifts have their drawbacks
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Or me dirrez cum ciw u borne: Issi me dune Deu boef par la corne  910
arestboef  bové  bover#1  bover#2  bover#3  boverie  bovet  bovicle  bovin 
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