prains (s.xii1/3)

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prains (s.xii1/3)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 9,295b praegnas; Gdf: 6,377b preins; GdfC: ; TL: 7,1719 preins; DEAF:  preins; DMF:  preins; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2404b praegnas ]
prainz,  preins,  preinz,  preynt  

Some formal and semantic confusion with the past participle of priendre is likely to have existed.


1med.femalehumanpregnant, expecting a child
( s.xii1/3; MS: s.xiiex )  Feme preinz (var. enceinte (C)MS: s.xiiiex) ke sur sei l’avra (=Aetites), De l’enfant ne l’estoit duter  50.546
mammalszool.femalepregnant, with young
( s.xii1/3; MS: s.xiiex )  Fil de laine de berbiz preinz  60.772
( c.1165; MS: s.xiii2 )  Une troie que preinz esteit [...] se hastast de purceler  120.3
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Et ce doit l'en fere quant l'en est em peril. Pregne l'en .i. levre preins et traie l'e[n] hors le leverot del ventre [...]  i 201
( 1303 )  le jour de la prise fut la vache preynt  30- 31 Ed I 401
fig.pregnant, holding something inside
( s.xiii2; MS: s.xiiiex )  (the eagle-stone) si a [...] une autre perrete dedens lui. Quant on la hoche (=shake), si doune soun ausi comme s’ele fust prains  149.xxvii.7
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