culvert (s.xii3/4)

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culvert (s.xii3/4)

[ FEW: 2/ii,897b collibertus; Gdf: 2,401c culvert; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1151 culvert; DEAF:  culvert; DMF:  culvert; TLF: ; OED:  culvert adj.; MED:  culvert n. / adj.; DMLBS: ]
culveret,  cuvert;  colverd,  colvert;  coilvert;  cuivert;  kylvert,  quilvert  

a.

1base, villainous
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Cist siecles est culvert e perillus  1
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xiiim )  Un chevaler, fel e colvert  1294
( MS: s.xiiiex )  scenius: kylvert  ii 56
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  pur ceo est ele queinte e colverde, si com l’em dit en proverbe ke li cos est hardiz en son propre femier  230.29

s.

1pej.scoundrel
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  Cil culvert reneié, fiz Kaim nun Abel  1811
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  cil colvert tuz jurs hay L’eglise et les moines de Ely  3660
2wretch, slave, serf
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  molt est miez de loing […] mourir de franchise cert Q’aprés la mort estre cuvert  149vb
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