ambesas (1155)

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ambesas (1155)


[ FEW: 25,398b as; Gdf: 1,252c ambesas; GdfC: ; TL: 1,558 as; DEAF:  as (ambesas); DMF:  ambesas; TLF:  ambesas; OED:  ambs-ace n.; MED:  ambes-as n.; DMLBS: ]


1gamblinggames(in dice) pair of ones, double ace, worthless hand
( 1155; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Dous e dous getent e puis quernes, Ambesas e le tiers e ternes, A la fiee getent quines, A la fiee getent sines  10574
( 1171-74; MS: c.1200 )  Li dé serunt mult tost sur ambes as turné Qui unt esté sovent sur sines (=double six) ruelé  5844
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiim )  Mais tost li sunt les dez turné Sur ambes as  8646
ambes  as#1 
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