couard (1155)

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couard (1155)

[ FEW: 2/i,523b cauda; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,116a coart 1; TL: 2,509 cöart; DEAF:  cöe (cöart); DMF:  couard 1; TLF:  couard; OED:  coward n. and a.; MED:  couard a.; DMLBS: ]
coard,  coart,  couuard,  couward,  coward,  cowarde,  cowart;  cuard,  cuart;  kuard,  kuart,  chuard  


1cowardly, timid, lacking in bravery
( 1155; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Ies tu desoignant u bastarz? Ies tu plus vil u plus cuarz  2352
( s.xiii1/4; MS: s.xiiim )  Or estes femme a un malveis fuieur, Un cuart cunte  1308
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  Einsi devienent li plus fiers Plus recreanz, couarz, laniers  12080
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xivin )  Ki en pes est hardiz leons E en bataille coard motuns  2872
( MS: s.xiiiex )  socors: (C) coard (var. (D: s.xiiiex) gallice kuard )  ii 168
2mad (?)
( MS: s.xiii2 )  vecors: (D) gallice chuard  ii 18.1772
estre couard de (+inf.)
1to be shy, lack the spirit to
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Fraunceys dist: '[...] Ceus ke querent ma compayngnye Covent ke teyngnent cele vye. [...]' La chose pleust ben a Bernard, Du parfere ne fu pas kuard  952


1coward, one who lacks bravery
( 1155; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Des que li reis cria s'enseigne, N'i ad coart ki puis se faine  4272
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Li hardiz bacheler od les coarz muçant  348
( c.1335; MS: s.xivm )  ils s’enfuirent en Escoce come cowartz qi nul bataille n’oseient  158
( 1343-50 )  si se retrait come chivaler desleaux, et dit come couard qe […]  72.3
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