bricon (c.1120)

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bricon (c.1120)

[ FEW: 1,521b *bricco; Gdf: 1,731b bricon; GdfC: ; TL: 1,1142 bricon 1; DEAF:  bricon; DMF:  bricon; TLF: ; OED:  bricoun n.; MED:  braiton n. / bricoun n.; DMLBS: ]
bricen,  briceun,  bricoun,  bricun;  brecon ,  n.sg.  brixs  

s.

1fool
( s.xii4/4; MS: s.xiii )  Dit lui qu’il est fols e bricuns  (D) 1834
( s.xiii1/4; MS: s.xiiim )  Mult pensai ore que fols e que brixs  818
( c.1250; MS: s.xivin )  (Ale is so strong that) la coyfe de un bricoun (M.E. a fool) Teyndre seet saunz vermiloun  (T) 126v
2rogue, scoundrel
( MS: c.1120 )  Suz le degrét ou il gist e converset [...] Tuz l’escarnissent, sil tenent pur bricun  266
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiii1/3 )  Les cinc bricuns (=Danes) aveit il mort  556
( 1184; MS: s.xiiiex )  Li quart (=murderer of Thomas Becket) fu Richard li Bretun, Ki ad ovré cum un bricun Par l’enemi  1616
( c.1250; MS: s.xivin )  bricoun (M.E. myx)  (C) 7vb

a.

1foolish, wicked
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  Pur ço fist Deu conparison Al mund ki tant est bricun  62vb5
estre bricon vers
to act wrongly, basely towards
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  Qu’il ait merci de lui, s’il vers lui fud bricon  4552
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