sovin (s.xii3/4)

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sovin (s.xii3/4)

suvin  

a.

1prone, (lying down) flat
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xiiim )  Mort l'abat a terre sovin  11772
( c.1240; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  E li malades gise enclin e nient sovin  i 78
( c.1245; MS: c.1255 )  Li rois chet suvin en l'unde [...] Cum vout munter du bat en bord  4795
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xivm )  ils chaieront toux a la tere sovyn  81.9
2flat, not upright
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  le caliz od tut le vin Sur les corporals chet suvin  122.36
3(flat) on one's back
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Unques ne veient le ciel s'il ne gisent sovin  6737
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  (the hippopotamus) En ewe est tote jur e si noe sovins  4933
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  la reine Eusse jo chuché sovine [...] Kar el me ama mut durement  7836
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Metez le malade sor une table sovin e roellez le amont e aval desi a ce ke ...  i 142
mettre sovin
to subdue
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Suz ciel n'ad forteresce, mur ne fossé marins A un engin qu'il out tost ne seit mis sovins  6094 var
tenir sun vis sovin
to hang one's head
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  (On seeing Horn) Herselot [...] Sun sen ad chaungé e sun vis tient sovin  943
This is an AND1 entry © MHRA 1977-1992: reproduced with permission. Digitisation funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.
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