tresce1 (s.xii2)

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tresce1 (s.xii2)

tresche,  tress,  tresse  

s.

1plait of hair, tress
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  Asez halt estaucez esteit, Kar de tresces cure n'aveit  2974
( 1271-72; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  les matrones osterent lor crins e lor tresses  131.13
2hair
( s.xii2; MS: s.xiiex )  une des branches aerst Absalon par la tresce  92
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  fist destrere [...] B., reigne de Fraunce, [...] lié l'un main et la tresce a l'un chival et l'un pee autre  189.13
3hurdle
( c.1270; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  (the shepherd) deit [...] llez hetches e lez thetches (vars. treches) reperayller e fere  286.c61 (var.)
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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