monosceros (1121-35)

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monosceros (1121-35)

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[ FEW: 6/iii,80b monokeros; Gdf: 5,390c monoceros; GdfC: ; TL: 6,215 monoceros; DEAF:  monoceros; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  monoceros n.; MED:  monoceros n.; DMLBS: 1831a monoceros ]
monoceros,  monocheros,  monoscheros  

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1mammalszool.horned beast, either unicorn or rhinoceros
( 1121-35; MS: s.xii3/3 )  Monosceros est beste, Un corn ad en la teste  393
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Sachez pur voir, seignurs, qe un est rinoceros, E une autre beste est apellee monoceros [...] Monoceros est beste, ceo nous dit dan Solins; Il ad pez d'olifant, de corps est equins; E vont cum lions, del chef est cervins. Un[e] corn[e] ad al front, de la cue est porcins  6812 and 19
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  Monoceros i meint en sum, Ke nus unicorne numum: Cors de cheval, chief ad cervin, Piez d'olifant, cue porcin  689
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