fortelet (c.1200)

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fortelet (c.1200)

[ FEW: 3,733a fortis; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  fortelet; TLF: ; OED:  fortlet n.; MED:  fortelet n.; DMLBS: ]
fortelette;  forteret,  fortelecce(l. fortelette)  13.147
pl. fortelés,  fortelez,  forterez  

Because of the similarity of 'c' and 't', there is inevitably some overlap with forcelet and fortresce

a.

1strongish, rather strong
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  Cest verge si covient estre auqes fortelette  113

s.

1mil.archit.(small) fortress, fortified stronghold
( c.1200; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Il la prist tost, car ele est degarnie De fortelez e de gent hardie  (B) 14225
( 1344 )  queux notoirement puis la prise des dites trewes ont pris chastelx, villes, manoirs, et forteletz, et occupez terres  ii 147
( 1357 )  Simon, notre chastelleyn et gardeyn de noz ditz chastelx, villes, et forterez  iii 357
( 1358 )  le dit Thomas chastellein et gardein de nostre ville, chastel, et forteret de Seint Sauveour le Viscont  iii 408
forcelet  fort#1  fortelesce  fortification 
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