bribe (c.1250)

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bribe (c.1250)

[ FEW: 1,527b bri(m)b-; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,373a bribe; TL: 1,1139 bribe; DEAF:  bribe; DMF:  bribe; TLF:  bribe; OED:  bribe n.; MED:  bribe n.; DMLBS: 217b briba ]


1bit, piece
( c.1250; MS: 1307-25 )  Si juvene enfaunt estent la main Au matin vers le pain, Une bribe (M.E. lompe) dunc li donez  197
( s.xivm; MS: c.1400 )  Ore maungerez ceste bribe et [...] beverez l’ewe de russell  216
( 1374 )  le dit sire W. prist une grant bribe du dit […] R. et lessa une nisi prius passer encountre le Roy  205
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