covee (c.1290)

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covee (c.1290)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1442a cubare; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,234c couvee; TL: 2,975 covee; DEAF:  cover (covee); DMF:  couvée; TLF:  couvée; OED:  covey n.1; MED:  covei(e n.; DMLBS:  covata ]
cové,  coveie;  kovee,  covere  (B) 95v  


1hatching, sitting (of hen) on eggs
( s.xiiiex; MS: 1307-15 )  ses oes […] dont ele (=the hen) deut par sa covee esclore ses poucins  180.11
( c.1290; MS: 1307-25 )  Nyé de feisauntz, cové de partriz  225
( s.xivin; MS: 1382 )  un covee (M.E. covee) de perdys  826
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