alfin (1174-75)

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alfin (1174-75)

[ FEW: 19,48a fil; Gdf: 1,220b alfin; GdfC: ; TL: 1,668 aufin; DEAF:  alfin; DMF:  aufin; TLF: ; OED:  alphin n.; MED:  aufin n.; DMLBS: 61a alfinus ]
aufin,  aufyn  


1chessgameselephant (precursor of modern bishop)
( s.xiii; MS: s.xiv1 )  Mes les alfins ensemble treyount E altre foyth eschec diunt  30.174
( s.xiii; MS: s.xiiiex )  E fra le rei aler […] Entre le poun e le neir alfin  11.101
( MS: s.xiiim )  Il me semble del munde cum de l'escheker U sunt reis e aufyns, roks e chevalers  9
( 1174-75; MS: s.xiiex )  (Robert de Vaus) Ne volsist en l’eschekier devenir un alfin  590
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