[chaitivesce] (c.1230)

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[chaitivesce] (c.1230)

[ FEW: *2/i,330b captivus; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL:  chaitivece; DEAF:  chaitif; DMF:  chétivesse; TLF: ; OED:  caitiff n. and adj.; MED: ; DMLBS: 276a captivus ]
cheitifvesce,  cheytyvetce (l. cheytyvesce)  


1pettiness, meanness
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  Ke il est pres de cheitifvesce Quant les bons mort, ledit e blesce  25
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