espee (1113-19)

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espee (1113-19)

[ FEW: 12,140a spatha; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,540a espee; TL: 3,1169 espee; DEAF: ; DMF:  épée; TLF:  épée; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 803b espeium /3144a spatha ]
espé,  espede,  espei,  espeie,  espethe,  espie;  epeie,  eppee,  espeþe i 26 espyie  11 aspee,  estpeye  ii 146 espeyus  80 espez  192 espiz  59 var.  


( 1113-19; MS: s.xii3/3 )  od sei ad portet Dous espees trençantes  669
( MS: 1120-40 )  Tei cuvenist helme e brunie a porter, Espede ceindrea cume tui altre per  412
( MS: c.1250 )  Hic gladius vel ensis: espee  i 413
( 1300 )  de une eppee de Colonye trete [...] le dona une playe en la teste  iii 102
par coup d’espee
1in battle, as a result of war
( 1309; MS: s.xvi2 )  En son (=King John’s) temps auxi feu Normandy perdu par coup d’espee  20.26
mettre a l’espee
1to put to the sword
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Car prise est la cité e mis sont a l’espeie Quantqui sont trovez de la cristienie  250.286
( s.xivin; MS: s.xivm )  mettre tot un host a l’espeye  30
passer parmi l’espee
1to be put to the sword
( 1343-50 )  si S. [...] eust esté trové [...] il eust passé parmy l’espeye  54.26
espiet  spee 
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