desert1 (s.xii1)

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desert1 (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 3,52b desertum 1; Gdf: 2,578a desert 2 /2,578a desert 3 /2,578b desert 4; GdfC: 9,332b desert; TL: 2,1565 desert 1 /2,1566 desert 2 /2,1566 desert 3 /2,1566 deserte; DEAF: ; DMF:  désert 1 / désert 2; TLF:  désert 1 / désert 2; OED:  desert n. 2 / desert adj.; MED:  desert n. 2 / desert ppl.; DMLBS: ]
deserte, 
pl. desers  

a.

1desert, barren
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  En terre deserte e desveiable e nient ewose  62.3
( 1398 )  la pays est povre e desert e ne poet vivir sanz estre vitailé d'autre pays e ne poet sustinir n'endurer tiels customes  SC 8/221/11021
2deserted
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  Seit feite la demurance d’eals deserte (Latin: deserta)  68.28
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  Toz sont desert li ermitoire E descovert li reclusoire  107rb
( 1214-16 )  les rues [...] Desertes, sans abiteour  793
3uninhabited
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  deus citez fonda Einz al desert pais par ont l’ost passa  1163
( 1214-16 )  Parmi les desertes guastines Quereit les croutes souzterrines, Les chesnes e les fous cavez  1161

s.

1geog.desert, wilderness
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 ) Il entrerumpiet la peirre el desert [...]  88.77.18
( s.xii4/4; MS: s.xiii )  Les trestu[r]z des deserz errerunt  (D) 2100
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  un eremite Qui [...] fut habitant El desert  132rb
( s.xivin; MS: 1382 )  Et ceo qe fue en desert (M.E. Him that flethe into wildernesse)  371
geog.waste land, uncultivated land
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  enprouemenz de gasz e de deserz  182
( MS: s.xiv2 )  (Albina and her sisters arrive in what would become England:) le vewe de pleintee des oiseaux et le oie de lour melodie en bois fust tout lour solace, et ceo q'ils eurent trové taunt beauté de deserte  4v
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