vesse (1213)

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vesse (1213)

[ FEW: 14,413a vicia; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,831c vece; TL: 11,129 vece; DEAF:  vece; DMF:  vesce; TLF:  vesce; OED:  vetch n.; MED:  fecche n.; DMLBS: 3665a vicia 1 ]
vesce,  vesche,  pl. vesz  125 vetz  

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1bot.vetch
( c.1250; MS: s.xv1 )  Vesses (M.E. fetches), feves, forment  (O) 334va
( s.xiii2; MS: c.1400 )  Veche quam equi comedunt, g[allice] vesces  189
2common vetch, tare
( s.xiii; MS: s.xiii2 )  ... de furment se mue en vesce  15
3bean-like pod of vetch, husks
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  Qe (= prodigal son) la vesce od les pors manjast  38va
4bean, fig
( s.xiii2/4; MS: c.1300 )  Force ne richesse Ne vaut une vesce  1662
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