espectacle (1212)

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espectacle (1212)

[ FEW: 12,159a spectaculum; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,708b spectacle; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]


1spectacle, visual display to be marvelled at
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  le poeple [...] I acourut a l’espectacle (=of a bishop being devoured by a bear)  73vb
2 implement eye-glass, lens for assisting vision
( MS: s.xiii2 )  spectaculum: (C) l’espectacle, sive cavillam vel calvillam [sic]: spectacle  ii 79
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