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legion (1213)

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[ FEW: 5,244b legio; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,70a legion; TL: 5,315 legïon; DEAF: ; DMF:  légion; TLF:  légion; OED:  legion n.; MED:  legioun n.; DMLBS: 1581a legio ]
legioun,  legiun  

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1mil.legion
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xivin )  (Maximian) Dan Gracien donc apelat, [...] Deus legions si lui baillat  4139
( c.1245; MS: c.1255 )  Set legiuns i sunt numbrez, Ben de cumbatre aparaillez  4223
( 1271-72; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Cest enseignement ke la vertu romeine venqui toz jors o ses legions, combatant tant com ele voleit ou cum nature parmist  36.22-23
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  et ou qe nul des olifantz se removeit, la se remova la legion  95.6
2a multitude (especially of angels)
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  Sis cenz seisante sis, sis mile. Itanz font segon l'evangile Le nombre d'une legion  28va
( c.1235; MS: c.1235 )  Vindrent a l'encuntre […] Les legiuns des angles  267
( c.1270; MS: s.xivin )  Des angeles mille legions  244
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