sifle (c.1170)

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sifle (c.1170)

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[FEW: 11,567a sibilare; Gdf: 7,422c sifle; GdfC: ; TL: 9,641 sifle; DEAF:  sifler (sifle); DMF:  siffle; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 3066c sibilas (sibilum)]
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1soundrept.(of a serpent or similar) hiss
( c.1170; MS: s.xiii1 )  Un serpent par sun sifle quant l’averat appelez  163:516
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiv2 )  si vindrent uns serpenz cornuz e ardanz cum fou [...]. Tute la cuntree resonout de lur sifle  217
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  La voiz cum siffle serpentin  682
( c.1300; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  The manticora Sifle de serpent a  531
sibler  siflement  sifler  siflet 
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