costus1 (s.xii3/4)

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costus1 (s.xii3/4)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1080b constare; Gdf: 2,326a costos; GdfC: 9,231a coustos; TL: 2,942 costos; DEAF:  coster (costos); DMF:  coûteux; TLF:  coûteux; OED:  costious adj.; MED:  costious adj.; DMLBS: ]
costous;  coustos,  coustous;  custous,  custus  

a.

1costly, expensive
( MS: s.xiv1/3 )  (J.C.) porte l’escu d’argent […]; En chef, la coroune de verges espynouses, […], a quatre signes coustouses  186.23
( MS: 1419 )  se pescent de delicious viaundes et custouses  282
2troublesome, irksome
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  si com selt estre coustous Proesdom toz jors a l’envious  42ra
laborious, arduous
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  Asez seivent cum ceo est costus Del bel latin bien translater  88
painful
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  l’eire lur est custus, E le chaud est mult grant, le chemin laborus  4843
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