creste (1271-72)

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creste (1271-72)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1352a crista; Gdf: 2,368c creste 2; GdfC: 9,246c creste; TL: 2,1036 creste; DEAF:  creste; DMF:  crête; TLF:  crête; OED:  crest n.1; MED:  creste n.1; DMLBS: 519a crista ]

pl. cretez  

s.

1crest
( c.1300 )  les crestes du dos (of fishes) sunt grignor et plus fors que les escales du vendre  122.1877
( s.xivm; MS: s.xivex )  Cest oysel [...] n'est gaires plus grant d'un aigle et ad une creste sur soun teste plus grant qe un pavoun  151
mil.(of helmet) crest, any ornament as a badge or cognizance
( 1271-72; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Me les centurions aveient escuz e heaumes de fer argenteez o crestes en travers, k'il feussent le meuz coneu de plus loins  51.10
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