cifler (s.xiiex)

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cifler (s.xiiex)

[ FEW: 11,568a sibilare; Gdf: 2,124a chifler; GdfC: 10,673c sifflant /10,674a siffler; TL: 2,404 chifler /2,642 sifler; DEAF:  chifler; DMF:  siffler; TLF:  sifflant / siffler; OED:  siffle v.; MED:  siflen v.; DMLBS: 3073c sifflum ]
cifflier,  ciphler;  chifler,  schifler  

v.n.

1soundto hiss
( c.1250; MS: 1307-25 )  Chate mimoune (M.E. mewith) , cerpent cifle(M.E. cisses)  254
( s.xvin; MS: s.xv1 )  serpent cifflie (M.E. addere cissit or fliet proprie)  6.13
2soundto whisper, murmur
( s.xiiex; MS: 1272-82 )  Les puceles gabberent Entre eles e schiflerent  (ms. eschiflerent)    (ed. chiflerent)  274
eschifler  siflir 
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