abair1 (c.1200)

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abair1 (c.1200)

[ FEW: 1,283b batare; Gdf: 1,19c abeer; GdfC: ; TL: 1,33 abaer; DEAF:  beer; DMF:  abahir / abéer / abéir; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
abayr,  abaier,  abayer,  abeier  

v.a.

1to open wide
( MS: s.xiii )  hyante: abaer gallice  ii 150
( MS: s.xiii )  hyante gula: (D) abayant (var. hovert buche (D*)MS: s.xiii/xiv; bayant par boche (L)MS: s.xiii)  ii 130.29
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xivin )  si vous veissez […] abeier la goule largement sur vous le diable d’enfer  163.26
2to engulf
( MS: c.1335 )  Femme est fontaigne desouz vaye Que tot recet e tot abaye  iii 122.52

v.n.

1to gape
( c.1200; MS: s.xiii1 )  La terre comandeit abair e tost overir  261

p.p._as_a.

1gaping, wide open
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  Mais tot fust la porte abaiee, N’i poeit (=river in flood) pas trover entree  86va
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