baisse (c.1200)

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baisse (c.1200)

[ FEW: 1,196b *bacassa; Gdf: 1,551b baiasse; GdfC: ; TL: 1,795 baiasse; DEAF:  baiasse; DMF:  baiasse; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 176b baissa 2 ]
baiesse;  baasse,  baesse;  beiesse,  vaesse  30  


1domesticfemaleoccupationfemale servant, serving-wench
( 1200-50; MS: s.xiiim )  il (=clergy) donent les benefices As beiesses et as nurrices  122.110
( MS: s.xiii )  androchia: deye, baesse  ii 92
( MS: c.1250 )  Hic pedissequa: baasse  i 417
( s.xiv; MS: s.xiv )  Ne garce, ne baesse Ki pur doun ou promesse Ne voille puteyne estre  37
pej.(as term of abuse)
( c.1200; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Dunques la pout il hair en son quer Plus qu’il ne la pout enceis amer: Va t’en, dit il, baesse, de mon purpris  (B) 10363
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