[baissere] (1160-74)

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[baissere] (1160-74)

[ FEW: 1,274b bassus; Gdf: 1,592b basseur; GdfC: ; TL: 1,809 baissiere; DEAF:  baissier (baissiere); DMF:  basseur; TLF:  baissière; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 185c bassaria ]
beisere,  besere,  bessere  


1geog.hollow, watercourse, bed (of river)
( 1160-74; MS: s.xiiiin )  En Corcers vint grant aleure Or oez quel mesaventure! En la baissiere volt veeir, Ne sai si il out de rien espeir  i 181.531
( c.1230?; MS: s.xiiim )  Quant la dame se trait arere, L’ewe recurt vers la besere  3426
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  le nacel plunga e le frere Au parfund vynt de la bessere  7489
2agriculturallow part (of a hedge)
( c.1230?; MS: s.xiiim )  Li povres hom senz garant Est la beisere [...] De la haie, dunt vunt passant Cil qui sunt de aveir manant  2106
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