meschin (c.1136-37)

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meschin (c.1136-37)

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[ FEW: 19,127b miskin; Gdf: 5,272b meschin; GdfC: ; TL: 5,1588 meschin; DEAF:  meschin; DMF:  méchin; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 1778a meschinus ]
meschine,  mechin,  mechain  64.512 meschien  

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1young man, youth
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiii1/3 )  Quant recunut les treis meschins  (ms. meschiens) (var. meschines (L)MS: s.xiii2), Cuaran e les dous fiz Grims [...]  331
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  Jasun [...] Ke mut ert pruz e gent meschins  3698
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Iceo set jovne meschin Sunt des meuz enparenté  282
( c.1230?; MS: s.xiiim )  Entre les aultres ot un meschin Preuz e beaus, de mult grant lin, Si nuns esteit numé Afin  1069
2occupationmale attendant
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiv2 )  Ke vallet, vavesour ne meschin Nus aporte mes a manger  (C) 1413
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiiex )  Vallez, serjanz et mechins  2160
meschine 
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