porceler (c.1165)

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porceler (c.1165)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 9,186b porcellus; Gdf: 6,283b porceler; GdfC: ; TL: 7,1482 porceler; DEAF:  porcel (porceler); DMF:  pourceler; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2349a porcellare ]
porceller;  purceler,  purceleer,  purceller  

v.a.

1mammalszool.to farrow, (of a sow) to give birth to
( s.xiiiex; MS: c.1300 )  la troie deit purceler par .ij. fez en l’an, a chescune feez au meyns .vij. purceaus  74

v.n.

1mammalszool.(of a sow) produce a litter, farrow
( c.1165; MS: s.xiii2 )  Une troie que preinz esteit [...] se hastast de purceler  120.6
( c.1270; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  lez trues, quant il unt porceles (l. porcelés) [...]  284.c59
( c.1285; MS: c.1312 )  En yver les (=swine) sustenez q’il ne perissent, e q’il eyent pouer de foyner (vars. purceller; fower; forner)  334 (var.)

sbst._inf.

1mammalszool.(of a sow) ability to produce a litter, farrow
( c.1285; MS: c.1312 )  vos autres porcs femeles fetes saner (M.E. your other sowes have spayed) q’il perdent lur purcelers (M.E. so that they lose their ability to farrow))  334.c93
porc  porcel#1  porcelet  porcelin  porcher  porcherie  porchet  porcier  porcin 
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