couard (s.xii3/4)

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couard (s.xii3/4)

[ 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 adj.; MED:  couard adj.; DMLBS: ]
coard,  coart,  couuard,  couward,  coward,  cowarde,  cowart;  cuard,  cuart;  chuard,  kuard,  kuart  

a.

1cowardly
( s.xiii1/4; MS: s.xiiim )  Or estes femme a un malveis fuieur, Un cuart cunte  1308
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  Plus recreanz, couarz, laniers  93rb
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xivin )  Ki en pes est hardiz leons E en bataille coard motuns  2872
( MS: s.xiiiex )  socors: coard, gallice kuard  ii 168
2shy, diffident
( 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
3mad
( MS: s.xiii2 )  vecors: (D) gallice chuard  ii 18

s.

1coward
( 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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