coursable (s.xiiiin)

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coursable (s.xiiiin)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1578b cursus; Gdf: 2,315a corsable; GdfC: ; TL: 2,909 corsable; DEAF:  cors 2 (corsable); DMF:  coursable; TLF: ; OED:  coursable adj.; MED: ; DMLBS: 540c cursabilis ]
cursable;  cursal,  cursale  


1running, flowing
( c.1235; MS: c.1235 )  li sancs raa aval, Cum fait de la funtainne li roisseus cursal  1612
( 1308-09 )  la feble monoee estoit coursable au tens que le dit J. achata l’eritage  141
( 1337 )  quatuorze centz livres d’esterlins bons et coursables par le roialme d’Engleterre  ii 7.28
3common, public
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  fere donc de lui (=one’s soul) la coursable puteine au diable  15.28
4pej.lewd, licentious
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  J’ai veu chaste espuse e leale En poi d’ure devenir cursale  1388


( c.1260; MS: s.xiv1 )  Cursales purgisent les lechurs  5919
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