esclair (1121-25)

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esclair (1121-25)

[ FEW: 3,275a *exclariare; Gdf: 3,398b esclair /3,398b esclaire 1; GdfC: 9,516a esclair; TL: 3,911 esclair; DEAF: ; DMF:  éclair; TLF:  éclair; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
esclaire;  escleir,  escleire;  escler,  esclere;  eclere,  eccleir;  ecclar  


1brightness, blaze of light
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  Si descendit [...] Del ciel un feu a grant esclaire  12171
( 1121-25; MS: s.xiv1 )  La bataille sus est en l’air: Li fus des dous des dous (=dragon and griffin) fait grant esclair  1020
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Devers l’occident lur surd tempeste sodeinement De toneire e d’escleire e d’un orible vent  5791
( MS: s.xiiiex )  Dunt le vent veint e dunt toneire, Dunt foudre, dunt fu, dunt escleire  258
( MS: s.xiii2 )  fulgur: esclayr  i 160
( s.xiii2; MS: s.xiv1 )  De grant tempes (l. tempés?) et de escleire, De pluvie, de vent et de tonere  11
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  hidous toneres et escleirs  252.24
( MS: s.xiii/xiv )  casma: (T) escleyr  ii 33
faire esclair lighten
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Fist esclair e toneir[e] e vent a desmesure  412
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