espeer (1121-25)

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espeer (1121-25)

[ FEW: *12,142b spatha; Gdf: 3,519a espeer 1; GdfC: ; TL: 3,1171 espëer; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  spay v.; MED:  spaien v.; DMLBS: ]
espaer,  espaier,  espeier  


1to pierce, spear
( 1121-25; MS: s.xiv1 )  Iloces sui si espeez Que mun cors tant percet veez  1367
( 1190-1210; MS: c.1300 )  Par mi le cors l’a si feru [...] Le traitre gist espeé  8035
( c.1215; MS: 1330-40 )  Les uns rostent sur les gredils, Les autres sunt bien espeiés  (ms. espiés) Del chef amont desq’as piés  365
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