medlif (c.1230 (?))

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medlif (c.1230 (?))

[ hap]

[ FEW: 6/ii,164b misculare; Gdf: 5,289b meslif; GdfC: ; TL: 5,1654 meslif; DEAF: ; DMF:  mêlif; TLF: ; OED: ; MED:  medlif adj.; DMLBS: ]
medlis,  medlyf,  meilif,  mellif; 
pl. mellis  

a.

1quarrelsome
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv2 )  Ja ne verretz sage home haustif, Ne sot, qe il ne soit mellif  (L) 241
( MS: s.xiv1 )  E ja ne verrez sages santys Ne fol k’il ne seit medlys  70
(of animals) fractious, aggressive
( 1260; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  les chevaus que furent mellis se entreferirent  207

s.

1quarreller
( c.1230?; MS: s.xiiim )  diable [...] Qui sires est e avoez Dé mellis (var. meilifs)  7154
( c.1241; MS: s.xiii2 )  si il eyt nul nul desleaus, nunsachaunt, ord de sey, lechurs, medlif, iveroyngne [...]  400
( s.xiii2; MS: s.xiv2/4 )  La ou siet le medlifs Et ad soun estal pris, Ja ne faudretz d'estrif  20
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  de mellifs, et de conteckours, et de saunc espaundu  i 180
medlance  medlee  medlement  medler#2  medleur  medlure 
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