bretun1 (c.1136-37)

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bretun1 (c.1136-37)

[ FEW: 1,539a brittus; Gdf: 1,729c breton 2; GdfC: 8,372b breton; TL: 1,1138 breton; DEAF:  bret (breton); DMF:  breton; TLF:  breton; OED:  Breton n. and a.; MED:  Britoun n. and a.; DMLBS: 218a Britannus ]
breton,  bretoun;  briton,  britton,  britun;  bruton ,  bretagne  

a.

1demonymBreton, Briton
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiii1/3 )  Somum les liveres as Waleis K’il aveient des bretons reis  6446
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiim )  Un lai bretun li frai od m’espee de asier  (O) 5161a

s.

1demonymBriton
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  Aprés ceo qe Dieux avoit abatue la nobleie des Bretons qe plus userent force qe droit, livera il le reaume as plus humbles e simples de tuz pais joygnauntz, c'est assaver a Saxnes, qe le vindrent conquere des parties d'Alemayne  6
2demonymBreton, Briton
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xivin )  Si unt tut pris Amoricon, Le regne que ore tenent Breton  3968
( s.xiii2; MS: c.1333 )  Cele gent la terre tindrent Desques les Brutons vindrent  (L) 480
( MS: s.xiii/xiv )  britonis: (T) gallice bretun(var. bretagne (A)MS: xiii2)  ii 21
Bretagne  bretance 
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