mastive (c.1300)

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mastive (c.1300)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

This word can be interpreted either as an editorial miss-reading of mastine (cf. mastin or as influenced by M.E. mastif n.


1mammalszool.ven.(of the) mastiff, breed of large and powerful dog
( MS: c.1300 )  Si il est gentil home, pernez lise de levrer, si vilain, pernez lise (=bitch) mastive  322.78
mastin  mastine 
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