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cover (1121-35)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1441b cubare; Gdf: 2,344c couver; GdfC: 9,234c couver; TL: 2,990 cover; DEAF:  cover; DMF:  couver; TLF:  couver; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS:  cubare ]
coever,  cuver  


1 orn.zool. to brood, hatch (out)
( 1121-35; MS: s.xii3/3 )  Perdix [...] En sun ni les (=stolen eggs) metrat; Lores les cuverat  1967
( s.xivin; MS: s.xivm )  cuver ses eofs  162
to be hatched
( s.xiiiex; MS: c.1300 )  les jufnes (=bees) qe sunt coveez en esté ne sevent pas si byen porneer (l. porveer) […] en hyver  432
to place eggs under a hen to be hatched
( s.xivin; MS: 1382 )  Gelyne est covee (M.E. Henne is set)  850

v.n. brood, sit (on eggs)
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xiiiex )  Saunz le (=aetites) ne cove l’aigle  132
( s.xivin; MS: s.xivm )  Et tant com ele (=female stork) coeve il (=male) travaille entour lur viande purchacer  162
( MS: s.xiv1 )  pernez le oef de la geline […] kant ele avera cuvé e le despescez  33.288
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