faleise (c.1150)

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faleise (c.1150)

[ FEW: 15/ii,104a *falisa; Gdf: 3,713b faloise 1; GdfC: 9,596a falise; TL: 3,1615 falise; DEAF: F79 falise; DMF:  falaise; TLF:  falaise; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 898c faleisia ]
faleyse;  faloise,  faloyse;  phaleise  

a.

1cliff-like, precipitous (misused by translator to mean "marshy")
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xivm )  et il (=oxen) estoient pasceuz es lieux phaleises (Latin: et pascebantur in locis palustribus) (M.E. mersshes)  30va

s.

1geog.cliff
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  Ki trop s'afie en sa richeise Charrat en parfunde faleise  7028
( c.1165; MS: s.xiii2 )  Vit la faleise e la muntaigne  148
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xivin )  Aval la faleise le geta  1016
( 1324 )  Et qe le dist Thomas dust aver fait un chemyn sour une faleyse pres de le armayl (l. arivayl) de la meer, a recevre aliens & autres gentz lesquels nostre Seigneur le Roy tynt ces enemys  ii 415
2geog.cliff (misused by translator to mean "marsh")
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xivm )  el pasture de la phaleise(Latin: in pastu paludis) (M.E. mersshe)  30vb
aphaleiser  faleiser 
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faleise