escerveler (c.1185)

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escerveler (c.1185)

[ FEW: 2/i,602b cerebellum; Gdf: 3,359b escerveler; GdfC: ; TL: 3,823 escerveler; DEAF: ; DMF:  écerveler; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 830c excerebrare ]
escerveiller;  encerveler;  acerveiler,  acerveler  

v.a.

1to brain, to kill (by dashing out the brains)
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv1 )  Tanz chevalers acervelez, Tant occis e tanz naffrez  50r
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xivin )  De maimes l’arc tel li donat Ke trestut l’escervelat  714
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  Grosement donent de lur deners Pur aver le cop les bachelers, Ke il puissent lur force esprover Ke peust le Gyu escerveler  157.272
( 1285 )  La vint sire Willeame, si le assaylli e le voleyt encerveler e le feri vileynement issint ke le saunk issi  SC 8/66/3254
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  le fesoient lapider [.] et le acerveilerent, et l’encerveilerent en le champ de M.  70.8

p.p._as_a.

1brainless
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  uns fous neis, escerveillez, Par sa fole melencolie Fet mut suvent chevalerie  8358
cervel  cervelé 
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