cester1 (c.1185)

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cester1 (c.1185)

[ FEW: 2/i,41b caespitare; Gdf: 2,26c cester; GdfC: ; TL: 2,147 cester; DEAF:  cester; DMF:  cester; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 239b caespitare ]
ceister;  ceestre;  sester;  cecer,  cesser, 
p.pr.pl. castans  ii 97.63  


1to trip, stumble
( c.1290; MS: 1307-25 )  Garszoun ou garce li (=the toddler) deit suire Qu’il ne cece (var. (A: ) ceste; (B: s.xv1) cece; (O: s.xv1) cesse; (T: 1415-20) ceeste) (M.E. stomble) ne chece (M.E. falle)  19
equit. (of a horse) to trip, stumble
( c.1185 )  Mais li destrers suz lui fleschist E cesta entre deus bussuns  8005
fig. to trip, stumble
( 1381-85; MS: s.xiv4/4 )  quant nous feusmes en point de ceestre ou toumbler nous avez duement en nostre estate redressé  395


1 equit. (of a horse) tripping, stumbling
( MS: s.xiii1 )  neque sespitanti: (R) ne cestaunt (var. (J: s.xiii1) cessant; (D: s.xiii1) sestaunt)  242.63
( MS: s.xiii2 )  Equitaturus [...] Equo insideat neque succussanto, neque cespitant gloss : (C) cestaunt, stumbland (var. (D: s.xiii/xiv) cestant, anglice stumbelant), neque recalcitranti ...]  ii 67.63
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