chanu (s.xii¼)

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chanu (s.xii¼)

[ FEW: 2/i,239a canutus; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,67c chenu; TL: 2,347 chenu; DEAF:  chenu; DMF:  chenu; TLF:  chenu; OED:  kennet n.2; MED:  chanuel adj.; DMLBS: 264c canus ]
chanud,  chanut;  chenu,  chennu;  canu,  canud,  canut,  canuthe  

a.

1colour(of hair) hoary, grey or white with age
( s.xii¼; MS: s.xiv1 )  Peil out chanut, oilz juvenilz  407
( MS: 1120-40 ) Blanc ai le chef e le barbe ai canuthe  406
( s.xiiiin; MS: c.1300 )  mult estoit veuz homme e out chenue crine  368
( MS: s.xiiiex )  canos: (C) chanuz  ii 39
colour(of a person) hoary, grey-haired
( 1121-25; MS: s.xiv1 ) Ast lur hoste, le veil chanud  825
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Le veillard estoit grant, chanuz e floriz  5416
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Si jeo preisse le secle trop a fes […] Mult tost chanu en devendreie  147
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xivin )  li prestres […] dait estre canuz  1272
( c.1300 )  useras suffumigations d’erbes acordans al tens et a ta complexion, car ce oivre les clostures de la cervelle, [...] la face clarefie et la veuwe, plus tart om devenra chennu  80.268
colourskins(of fur) white or grey
( c.1185 )  Aturnez ert de riche pels De ben chanue sabeline  4779

s.

1greybeard, old man
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Le roy ont appellé vieillard e chanu  833
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  N’i out jovene ne chanu Ke ne deist […]  1565
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xivin )  Uns blans chanuz levat dunc sus  465
con chenu
1bot.fumitory
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  O le fon de la terre en fais cist bevement, ‘Gris con’ et ‘con canu’ l’apelent laie gent  ii 84.234
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