orbeisun (c.1170)

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orbeisun (c.1170)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 7,390b orbus; Gdf: 6,614b orbeisun; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  orp (orbaison); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
orbeysoun;  orbisoun  

This rare word is not attested outside Anglo-Norman.


1darkness, obscurity
( s.xivin; MS: s.xiv1 )  Lors fu avalee e mis en prison. En orbeysoun fit oreyson  120
( s.xivin; MS: c.1330 )  Lors pot l'em ver par clareté [...] De menuz pecchez apparisaunz Ke en orbisouns tapirent avant  28.64
faire orbeisun
1to darken, dim
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  Ne pris pas feu d'estreim, tost fet defectiun, Mut tost est alumé e tost fet orbeisun  2446
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