trebuchement (c.1150)

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trebuchement (c.1150)

tribuchement,  trubuchement;  tresbuchement,  tresbuschement  

s.

1obstacle, stumbling block
( 1271-72; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Car civile hauge est tresbuchement as enemis e profit a lor defension  92
2collapse, downfall
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  Quant lor miserie sodeement Vendrat od grant trebuchement (Latin: interitus)  1298
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xivm )  Et ceo est fait a Gedeon et tote sa maisoun en tresbuschement  169va
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