merel (c.1160)

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merel (c.1160)

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[ FEW: 6/i,369b *marr- 1; Gdf: 5,255a merel 1 /5,256a merele; GdfC: ; TL: 5,1514 merel /5,1517 merele; DEAF:  merel / merel (merele); DMF:  mérelle 1; TLF:  marelle (merelle); OED:  merels n.; MED:  merel n.; DMLBS: 1773c merellum ]
merell,  merelle,  merle, 
pl. mereaus  

s.

1gamesmerel, counter, token (in a board game called merels or morris)
( c.1160; MS: s.xiiim )  Ja erent li merel mestreit (=things will go badly)  1598
( 1300; MS: s.xiv1 )  Si veist on entre eus voler Pieres, sajettes, e quareaus. Mes tant chier changent lour meraus Cil de dedenz a ceus Dehors  116.664
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  Maisq'al hasard pourra juer, Ou a merelle ou eschequer, Ou a la pierre jetteresse  5780
round slice
( MS: s.xiv1/3 )  Pernez la racine [...] e trenchez en merles  211.63
merlette 
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