ferges (s.xiiiin)

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ferges (s.xiiiin)

[ FEW: 3,469a ferrea; Gdf: 3,754b ferges; GdfC: ; TL: 3,1828 fierge 2; DEAF: ; DMF:  ferges; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 950b firgia ]
fergis;  fierges,  firges,  fyrges,  firgez,  firgis,  friges  219
sg. firge  ii 167  


1shackles, fetters
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Et ne vunt pas cume gent en firges Mes vunt treppant par lur caroles  1646
( c.1260; MS: c.1300 )  Ben lit a checun franc home mettre son vilein en cep e nent en firges (var. en fersen prison)  4
( MS: s.xiii2 )  compes: gallice firges de fer  ii 22
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Les ferges de ses peez cheyrent, Les clous dé borz resortyrent  7670
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1 )  Sire Charles ad Ryouns les prist combataunt, En ferges (var. (A: s.xiv1/4) fyrges) les menoyt ad Parys chantaunt  285.583
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