truant (s.xii3/4)

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truant (s.xii3/4)

truan,  truaunt  


1shabby, wretched
( s.xiiiin; MS: c.1300 )  Mult estes petit e si estes fort truaunt  276


1vagabond, good-for-nothing
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Jamés n'orrez parler d'un si fals truant!  357
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiv2 )  'Hé, Deus!' fet il, 'c'est un truaunt, Un ribaud, larouns, futyfs'  998 (var. C30)
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