cuissel1 (c.1250)

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cuissel1 (c.1250)

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[ FEW: 2/ii,1261a coxa; Gdf: 2,398c cuissel /2,399a cuisseul; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1143 cuissel; DEAF: ; DMF:  cuissel / cuisseul; TLF:  cuisseau; OED: ; MED:  quisseu n.; DMLBS: 528b cuissellus ]
quissel,  quyssewe,  quysshewe  PRO E163/6/13, m.2r.
pl. quiseuz,  quisseaux,  quisseus,  quisseux,  quysseux  

The deviant forms quyssewe and quysshewe are singular forms which derive from the plural form cuisseus; cf. Middle English quisseu.


1costumebreeches, undergarment that covers the upper legs
( MS: c.1250 )  De vestibus thori vel lecti: [...] Hoc texale: quissel; Hoc antepedale: avantpé [...]  i 424
(TBD)  cruralia: quiseuz / quisers, huses / husis / esses  ii 127.9
armourmil.cuisse, armour for protecting the upper leg or thigh
( 1303-04 )  qu’il returnerent les armures enteirement, dount il ne rendist [...] qe un aketon, un gaumbesoun, unes trapes, quisseaux e greves pointes [...]  87
( 1315 )  [...] ceo est assaver .j. aketon, .j. gaumbeyson, .j. peyre des quisseus [...]  58
( 1398-99 )  Item, .ix. pair' harnoys pur jambe pleins dont .j. sanz quyssewe, pris de chescun .iij. s. .iiij. d.  E163/6/13, m.2r
( 1415-17; MS: s.xv1 )  [...] autre armure, cestassaver basynet ou lumbrere et la ventaile, pisseins, platez, haburgion, v[a]mbras, rerebras, quisseux et gauntez de plate [...]  (D) 26.332
2anat.(in error?) upper leg, thigh (from hip to knee)
( 1415; MS: s.xv1/4 )  J’ay auxi lez jambes ov l’assure, Quysseux et lez genules, nages et la forcheure  78.10
cuissel de braies
1costume(women’s) breeches, undergarment that covers the upper legs
( MS: c.1250 )  De vestibus mulierum: [...] hec perizomata: quissel de brais  i 417
cuisse  cuissel#2  cuissette  cuissier  cuisson  cuissot 
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