suros (s.xii1/4)

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suros (s.xii1/4)


[FEW: 7,429b os; Gdf: 7,483b soros; GdfC: 10,699c souros; TL: 9,911 soros; DEAF:  os 2 (soros); DMF:  suros; TLF:  suros; OED:  serew n.; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

The sense of ‘mockery, ridicule’ is considered a derivation of the sense ‘upper leg’ (cf. FEW 7,429b and Gdf 7,483b (‘exagération, mauvaise plaisanterie’)).


1pathol.horsesbony tumour or growth on the leg of a horse
( MS: s.xii1/4 ) Si cist souros ci est venuz par dialbe [sic] inchantesun, tollet l’en Deus par sa magne resurectium  82.1
2mockery, ridicule
( s.xiii2; MS: s.xiv2/4 ) Suros ne fait a porter ke beal s'en put deliverer  31
os#1  sur#2 
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