serpentin (1268)

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serpentin (1268)

 

a.

1of serpents
( c.1300; MS: s.xivm )  Fu Joan Bastist qi le poeple aprist: Di lignage serpentine(Latin: injustum vipereumque genus) , qi te ad mustré Ire ad vener fuier, ne me seit celee  1732
2serpent-like
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  (The Devil) teste de virgine avoit devant, E tut derere fu serpentin  115
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Ke eyent simplesce columbyne E la quoyntyse serpentyne  35vb
3deceitful
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Fraunceys [...] Mut out hydur de detractiun Ke est felunye e serpentine  27vb

s.

1serpentine, (a semi-precious stone)
( 1415 )  une quiller de serpentyn et d'ore  ii 16
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serpentin