northwest (c.1170)

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northwest (c.1170)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 16,602a norþ; Gdf: 5,527b nordouest; GdfC: 10,209c nordouest; TL: 6,825 northwest; DEAF: ; DMF:  nord-ouest; TLF:  nord-ouest; OED:  north-west adv., a. and s.; MED:  north-west n., a. and adv.; DMLBS: ]


1geog.north-west, north-western inter-cardinal point (or its direction)
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  Deu [...] un vent lor dona - del norwest [est] ventant  105
( s.xiii3/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  En France ad une province ke jadis fu apelee Belgica, si out le nun aprés une cité ke jadis fu apelee Belgis. Ceste province, sicum dist Orosius, si ad [...] devers le northwest la mer de Engleterre [...]  15
( MS: s.xiv1 )  vendra un poeple hors de northwest  160
north  west 
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