selve (s.xii1)

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selve (s.xii1)


[ FEW: 11,614b silva; Gdf: 7,367b selve; GdfC: ; TL: 9,382 selve; DEAF:  selve; DMF:  selve / sylve; TLF:  selve / sylve; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 3085c silva ]


1 geog. trees woodland
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 )  Sicume en selve de fuz ot cuignedes trencherent les portes [...]  85.73.7
( MS: s.xii2/4 )  Entr’els =two armies nen at ne pui ne val ne tertre, Selve ne bois  3293
( MS: s.xii2/4 )  vint en selve serie, U li bons reis Hunlaf chaçout a establie  1872
( MS: 1272-82 )  L’ostur en un[e] selve port Hu solent pestre li chevril Delez boisun u lez sevil  136
2 coll. trees branches, foliage
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  Pres del burc s'arestut suz la selve d'un pin  3984
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