trenchanment (s.xii3/4)

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trenchanment (s.xii3/4)



1with the blade of the weapon
( 1271-72; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  En cest duzime chapitre aprent li auctors les jovenes chivalers de ferir poignanment e non pas trenchanment  (ed. trenchaument)  15.12
2as if cut down
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  A. prent la cupe, si en beit bonementrenchanment [...] Li beiveres fut ague, e si chet trenchantment  C 182
3fig.sharply. curtly
( 1332 )  la (= at Risborough) fust il [...] respondu de J.N., ..., trenchantment, qe si il voleyt avier esperviers, il les deust quere meismes  135, p.143
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