tritevele (s.xiiiin)

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tritevele (s.xiiiin)


[FEW: *17,369a triste; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
tretevele;  tristewel,  tristewell,  tristwel;  tritevel;  trustwell  
M.E. (?)

The origins of this word are obscure. It may be related to Anglo-Norman tristre1, ‘hunting station, appointed place where a hunter awaits the game’, and compound of Anglo-Norman tristre and Middle English ivel ‘evil’ (MED ivel a.). On the semantic link between the hellhounds and the S Clem example, see S Clem ants iii 106.11462.n.

s. of the fifth hellhound (of eight) who helps the devil to hunt for souls
( s.xivin; MS: s.xivm )  E devez saver qe icel venour qe chace aprés les almes, si ad quatre couplez de chiens, les unes pur un best, les autres pur autres: Richer e Wilemyn, Havegyf e Baudewyn, Tristewel e Gloffyn, Beauviz e Trebelyn  29
( s.xivin; MS: s.xivm )  Ore alom a Tristwel, le queynt chien del venour  33
2mammalszool.vicious dog
( MS: s.xivin )  Vous ke avez cheens dount estes encoumbrez, Alez a la dame, si vous allegez; Vus ke avez treteveles ke vendre ne poez, Alés a la dame, sy vous en deliverez  i 155
3evil, viciousness
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  E quant chose est en sei bele, Mestier n'i ad [de] tritevele Ne de vilaine cuntru[v]ure Pur pruver beauté par ordure  11462
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