chois (s.xii¼)

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chois (s.xii¼)

[ FEW: 16,303a kausjan; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,83c chois; TL: 2,409 chois; DEAF:  choisir; DMF:  choix; TLF:  choix; OED:  choice n.; MED:  chois n.; DMLBS: ]
choise;  cois;  schois  

s.

1choice, choosing
( 1372 )  a quele heure que vous serrez garniz […] d’estre a la choise et merche des dites cheisnes  i 116
2choice, option
( c.1250; MS: s.xv1 )  Quant du verger avons le schois (Latin: chois), Or alons zouer (=play) au bois  (O) 337rb
a chois
1tastefully, exquisitely
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Li clos entur fu fet a chois  2383
a mun (etc.) chois
1at my (etc.) choice, as I (etc.) wish
( 1341 )  Et ceux qi ont fait fyns, estoysent a lour fyns ou a la comune lei a lour chois  ii 133
2to one’s liking
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  Ben truverai seignur a chois  3046
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv1 )  il unt fet tut a lur chois  40r
de chois
1(hand-)picked, chosen
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  mil hommes de chois  91-2
estre a, en chois de
1to have the choice between
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  ele est en chois de plusurs, Ki trestuz l’eiment par amurs  2337
( c.1185 )  De tres choses estes a chois  4054
mettre en chois (de)
1to give the choice (between)
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  Quant Deus […] out feit hume, En chois le mist de mal e de bien  4131
prendre en (sun) chois
1to choose
( s.xii¼; MS: s.xiv1 )  El secle fui hermite en bois: Cele vie pris en mun cois  1542
( c.1245; MS: c.1255 )  Li charpenter coupent eu bois Mariem, k’il pernent en chois  4958
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