deschant (c.1200)

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deschant (c.1200)

[ FEW: 2/i,222b cantare; Gdf: 2,552a deschant; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1493 deschant; DEAF: ; DMF:  déchant / discant; TLF:  déchant; OED:  descant n.; MED:  discant n.; DMLBS: 676a discantus ]
pl. descaunz  


1musicsinging (a second voice)
( c.1200; MS: c.1220-40 )  E nobles dames [...] Od lur deschant lur sunt encontre alees Portant timpans  (E) 7002
( s.xivin; MS: 1312-40 )  Isorie prist sa harpe, [...] e fist descaunz e notes pur solacer Fouke  54.10
( MS: s.xiv1/3 )  Pur ceo tienz mon chaunt a deschaunt Qaunt jeo en chauntaunt chaunt chaunt [sic]  532 (XLII)
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