serre1 (c.1136-65)

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serre1 (c.1136-65)


[ FEW: 11,497a serare; Gdf: 7,397a sere 3 /7,397b serre 4 /7,398a serre 5; GdfC: ; TL: 9,545 serre 2; DEAF:  serrer (serre); DMF:  serre 1; TLF:  serre 1; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 3042a sera 3 ]
cere,  sere  

For an interpretation of the sense ‘sacred text’, as a possible development from a perceived etymological link with sacra, see Salemon iii 97.n2101-6.


1 bar for bolting a door or gate, lock
( s.xivin; MS: 1382 )  Sere (M.E. barre), veroil et cerrure  470
( 1399-1400 )  Item pur l’amendement dé steires en le rente et pur .j. novelle cere .xiiij. d.  1 Henry IV
2 archit. prison, bolted or locked room
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Mes nel mette en prison, n'en anels, n'en serre  (ed. n'enserre)  5334
( 1256; MS: c.1300 )  Katerine la senee (var. (C: 1307-25) a la serre) A vint e cinc fu martiré  859 (var.)
3 equit. bit of a bridle
( c.1185; MS: s.xiii1/3 )  Broche le destrer corant, Lasche le frein, lait li la serre  851
( s.xiii3/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Camus, gallice ‘bride’ [...] set ebreus dicit ‘camum’ vel pocius gallice ‘serre’, quasi distringens  140.231
4 theol. sacred text
( c.1136-65; MS: c.1200 )  Avant retrovuns en la sere Ke sun fiz resomont cist pere  3307
( c.1136-65; MS: c.1200 )  Jesus Crist dit en la sere: 'Nos somes un, jo e mis pere'  8235
serré#1  serrément  serrepiz  serrer#1  serrure 
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