contree (1113-19)

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contree (1113-19)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1111a contra; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,182c contree; TL: 2,793 contree; DEAF:  contre (contree); DMF:  contrée; TLF:  contrée; OED:  country n. and adj.; MED:  countre(e n.; DMLBS: 474c contrata ]
contré,  contrede,  contrethe,  controie;  countré;  cuntré,  cuntrede,  cuntree,  cuntreie;  cunctré,  cuntretha 20
pl. constrees  3.6  


1region, district
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiiex )  Li altre ert reis de la cuntree Ki ore est Northfolke apelee  51
( 1206-15; MS: s.xiii1/4 )  cist reis [...] asist la terre e establi trente cinc contrees a sa honur  4.1
( a.1399; MS: a.1399 )  si alerent par plusours countrés de la roialme destrueaunt […]  42.11
( 1113-19; MS: s.xii3/3 )  del cel les cuntrees Sunt issi apelees Sulunc les divers tens  1457
med.region of the body
( s.xiii2; MS: s.xiii2 )  Si nescent […] les humurus, si avelent [sic] deskes en cele cuntree (=the anus)  153.169
2country, land
( s.xii1/3; MS: s.xiiex )  E ceste piere est trovee En Inde, en icele contree  219.470
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 ) Et criement lui tutes les cuntredes de terre!  79.66.6
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2 )  B. s’est alé en son contré  1413
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Ele deguerpi sa contree, En estrange liu s’en est alee  2792
3country, rural area (as opposed to town)
( MS: s.xiiiex )  agrestis: de cuntré  ii 170
4boundary, edge
( MS: s.xii2 )  ora: cuntré cuntre  i 23
( MS: s.xiii1 )  finibus: cuntreye  ii 10
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