corf1 (s.xii1)

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corf1 (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1238b corvus; Gdf: 2,298a corbe 1; GdfC: ; TL: 2,892 corbe; DEAF:  corp 1; DMF:  corbe; TLF: ; OED:  corbie n.; MED: ; DMLBS: 505c corvus ]
corb,  corp, 
pl. corvs  816  

This entry (like fresaie) reveals some of the problems of bird-names in Anglo-Norman, which are anything but consistent. There is considerable confusion surrounding especially owls. For further discussion, see David Trotter, 'Tote manere d’oiseaus: les noms d’oiseaux en anglo-normand', Cahiers de lexicologie 103, 125-143 (pp. 138-139).

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1orn.zool.crow
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  (God) Ki duned as jumenz lur pain, e as filz del corp (Latin: corvi) crianz  259.CXLVI.9
( MS: c.1250 )  hic corvus: corf  i 426
( s.xivin; MS: s.xivm )  le neyr corf est mout profitable e especial amy al gopil  76
( s.xiv2; MS: s.xiv2 )  pijons de corbs vifs pernez hors del ni  ii 249
herald.raven
( s.xivm; MS: s.xivex )  oiseals qe pluys sount de custome portez en armes: egle et merle, papejoye et corf  92
corf de nuit
1orn.zool.night-raven
( s.xiii1 )  nicticoracem: corf de nut  20
(TBD)  nicticoracem: nit raven, corf de nuth, freyseye, corf de nut  ii 141
pé de corf
pé#1
pere de corf
1crow-stone
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiiiex )  Pere de corf, veraiement, Tuchez le au fer devient argent  80.277
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