couple2 (s.xiii1)

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couple2 (s.xiii1)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1157b copula; Gdf: 2,335a couple; GdfC: 9,221c couple; TL: 2,832 cople; DEAF:  cople; DMF:  couple; TLF:  couple 1 / couple 2; OED:  couple n.; MED:  coupole n.; DMLBS: 487c copula ]
cople,  cuple,  copulle  i 72 (PRO E101/49/29, m.16) cupille  204 gupel  (O) 336vb
pl. cowplis  ii 143  

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1couple, pair
( c.1250; MS: 1307-25 )  De tote manere des oyseaus Une couple ad de mal e femel  663
( s.xivin; MS: s.xivm )  quatre couplez de chiens  29
( 1312-13 )  En .iiij. couples de hevedropes […]. En .iiij. bayeropes  E101/612/31 m 1
( 1372 )  paiant pur chescun couple d’ycelles (=rabbits) […]  i 114
married couple
( c.1245; MS: c.1255 )  Li cuples fu mut glorius, L'espuse est bone e bon l'espus  4787
2copulation
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  proscheinetie de persones descendaunt de carnele couple ou nul parenté nen est  21
3coupling, leash (for dogs)
( MS: s.xiii )  copula: couple de chin, cuple de chen  i 227
4archit.tie, pair of matched rafters
( MS: s.xiii1 )  laquaria: (R) lé cuples(var. lasce (J)MS: s.xiii1)  252
( c.1250; MS: 1307-25 )  [D]e deuz cheverouns un cople facez Ki ferme estera sur la mesere  958
( 1383 )  en hautesse del primiere etage viij piés de mesure et de l’estage amount tanque as couples vij piés de mesure  597
( MS: s.xiii/xiv )  laquearia: (L) cuples(var. lé laz (C)MS: xiii2; couplis de mesun (D)MS: xiii/xiv)  ii 75
5archit.bay, section (of house)
( 1372 )  une covenable meison de quatre couples  i 5
6literaturecouplet
( c.1245; MS: c.1255 )  Quank’en franceis voil escrivere, N’en voil unc un cuple (l. cuplé?) faire  41
7decor.costumeribbon, circlet
( 1423 )  i couple de damask noier, broché d’arg[ent] […]  iv 236
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