quaile (s.xii1)

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quaile (s.xii1)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 2/ii,1386 quacula; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,407c caille; TL: 2,11 caille; DEAF: ; DMF:  caille 1; TLF:  caille; OED:  quail n.; MED:  quail(e n.; DMLBS: 2605a quaila ]
coaile,  couaile,  couayle,  cuaille,  cuaylle;  quail,  quaille,  quayl,  quayle,  quayll,  quaylle  

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1orn.zool.quail, Coturnix (small game bird with brown plumage)
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  Il requistrent, e il amenad la quaille (Latin: ortigometram), e del pain del ciel saulad els  194.CIV.40
( MS: s.xii2 )  gaus, hedeshen: cuaille  i 25
( 1384; MS: s.xv1 )  prendre ou tuer en quele manere q'ils saveront mielx des phesantz, perdriz, plovers, quaylles, allowes et toutes autres oiselx de garenne en noz forestes  237.11
( MS: s.xvm )  un cuaylle, anglice a quaylle  294
( MS: s.xii/xiii )  coturnix: quaile  ii 89.162
orn.zool.quail as a fearful, coward-like bird
( 1184; MS: s.xiiiex )  R. de B., per a quaile, Ki unkes ne valout une maille  688
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Traitre atteint estes, ore i piert la provaille; Car juré fustes a nus a dener e a maille, Ore te estes renié a cele gent pautraille. Si nus vais engignant e espiant que (vars. cum (F)MS: s.xiv1/4) quaille  316.1007
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1 )  L'Escote les voyt venir, la cowe les tourne cum qaylle; En enfuaunt se vole al vent cum fet la paylle  317.937
culin.orn.zool.quail prepared as food
( 1427-28; MS: s.xv )  [...] bytoures, curloux, partrikes, couayle, gressez oselx [...]  247a.iii
( 1427-28; MS: s.xv )  [...] cok, rabett, quayll, peres en comfit [...]  247b.iii
This is an AND2 Phase 4 (N-O/U-P-Q) entry. © 2013-17 The Anglo-Norman Dictionary. All rights reserved. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.
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