plaine (c.1136-37)

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plaine (c.1136-37)

[ hap]

[ FEW: 9,29b planus; Gdf: 6,188a plain 1; GdfC: 10,348c plaine; TL: 7,1024 plain (plaine); DEAF:  plain (plaine); DMF:  plain / plaine; TLF:  plain / plaine; OED:  plain n.1; MED:  plain(e n.; DMLBS: 2308c planus ]
plainge,  plain,  plaingne,  plane,  planie,  playn,  playne,  plein,  pleine,  pleinne,  pleyn,  pleyne  

The Latin adjective planus generated both a masculine and feminine noun in French. Anglo-Norman does not seem to clearly delineate the forms or senses of the two and therefore the two have been treated together in one entry.


1geog.plain, flat tract of land, level ground
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiii1/3 )  Cumbatirent [sei] en un plain  765
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiii1 )  Dunc alerent tuz nuz par plein e par boscage  1506
( c.1230?; MS: s.xiiim )  Vers le val la dame se plie, Si veit un’ ylle en la planie  5788
( s.xivin; MS: c.1335 )  par desouth la ville en une pleyne fist tendre ces pavylons  4.19
plainr de la main
1anat.palm, flat of the hand
( MS: c.1250 )  Hec vola vel ir indeclinabile: le plein de la main  i 411
plaine du pé
1anat.sole of the foot
( 1396; MS: c.1400 )  les piés, le talon, les artols, la plane du pié  46
( MS: s.xvm )  la plane de mon pee .i. planta  86
plain#1  plaincoupe  plainement#1  plaintieule  plane#2  planer  planesce  planet#1  planiement 
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