clef (1113-19)

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clef (1113-19)

[ FEW: 2/i,764a clavis; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,106c clef; TL: 2,470 clef; DEAF:  clef; DMF:  clef; TLF:  clef / clé; OED:  clef n.1; MED: ; DMLBS: 357b clavis ]
clé,  cleef;  claif,  clief,  clieff,  clif,  claus  ii 97
pl. claves,  cleufs  10756
pl. cleves  

s.

1key
( s.xii2/4; MS: s.xiiiin )  Od lur [...] clés Unt les us desfermez  (C) 719
( MS: c.1250 )  hec clavis: clef  i 421
( s.xivin; MS: 1382 )  cleket, clef (M.E. keye) et serure  468
( 1386 )  un cheste ové  (ed. one) deux claves  66
herald.(as an armorial bearing) key
( c.1280; MS: c.1280 )  W. le C., l’escu de azur od treis clefs d'or  73.166
fig.key, dominion
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2 )  Ceo dist li rois: ‘Boves, sa venez. Jeo vus renke de Engletere le clef’  2458
2liturgicaltimeeccl.date of key feasts in the ecclesiastical calendar
( 1113-19; MS: s.xii2 )  cumpot pur cunter […] Les termes e les clés E les festes anvels  54
3musicclef
( s.xiii2; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Les clefs, les tons de musike […] savoit  92
keye 
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