vair1 (c.1136-37)

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vair1 (c.1136-37)

ver,  veer,  veir,  vert  

a.

1bright, gleaming, shining
( 1190-1210; MS: c.1300 )  D'un ver samit s'est bien vestue  1737
( s.xiii1/4; MS: s.xiiim )  verz healmes en lur testes  222
( 1214; MS: 1214-16 )  chevelure crespe e vaire  488
2bright, sparkling
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  L'un oil vair, l'autre noir  4045
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  Oilz veirs, gros, duz, rianz  1256
3shimmering
( s.xiim; MS: s.xiiiin )  Chelonites [...] est purpre e vaire (Latin: purpureo varioque colore)  106
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Entré est Alisandre einz la lande vaire  P 57
4colourskinsof grey and white squirrel fur
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  Unc n'i out un sul ki servist en chemise, Mes en pelice vaire  922
(TBD)  hic ranus, -ni: peliçun veire  (3) 161
5colourmottled, blotched
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  sa chiere ert vaire de maladie  69va
6horsescolourzool.skewbald
( 1150-70; MS: 1225-1300 )  un vair destrer  2177

s.

1colourskinsgrey and white squirrel fur, minever
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiiex )  Or e argent e veir e gris  5554
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  Ja ne vus faudreit mes or, argent, ver ne gris  1091
(TBD)  hic cismus est illud animal quod defert vayr et gris  (Gloss Comm D) 26
2herald.vair
( 1150-70; MS: 1225-1300 )  Escu ot d'or a vair freté  2179
(TBD)  Argent en azeur veer est clamee  48
pellice de vair
1costumeskinspelisse, outer garment of grey and white fur
( MS: c.1250 )  hic rano vel ranus: pellice de ver  i 424.326
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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