couardie (c.1185)

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couardie (c.1185)

[ FEW: 2/i,524a cauda; Gdf: 2,164b coardie; GdfC: ; TL: 2,844 cöardie; DEAF:  cöe (cöardie); DMF:  couardie; TLF: ; OED:  cowardy n.; MED:  couardie n.; DMLBS: ]
coardie,  cowardie,  cuardie,  kuwardie,  kuuuardie  436 (var. C46)  

s.

1cowardice
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  Dehez eit touz jours cowardie N’afert pruz a chivalerie  549
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1 )  En fuaunt fu naez, chacé par maladye De mortele play, noun pas par couardye  380.1381
faire couardie
to be a coward
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xivin )  pur pour de perdre vie Le jur ne ferat coardie  2552
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