passable (s.xii2)

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passable (s.xii2)

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[ FEW: 7,717a *passare; Gdf: 6,21c passable; GdfC: 10,288b passable; TL: 7,425 passable; DEAF:  passer 1 (passable); DMF:  passable; TLF:  passable; OED:  passable adj., adv., and n.; MED:  passable adj.; DMLBS: 2135c passibilis ]


1transitory, fleeting
( s.xii2; MS: c.1200 )  Et la u n'a nule nuit ne puet avoir nul tans passable  82.270
( 1267; MS: c.1300 )  la joie issi k'est passable Figure est de la joie estable  9689
2suitable, appropriate
( 1300; MS: s.xiv1 )  Baniere ot jaune bien passablie (var. passable) O treis lyouns passans de sable  105.179
passage  passager  passant  passaument  passe#1  passer#1  passer#3  trespassable 
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