esperver (c.1160)

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esperver (c.1160)

[ FEW: 17,171b *sparwari; Gdf: 3,526b espervier; GdfC: 9,542b espervier; TL: 3,1254 esprevier; DEAF: ; DMF:  épervier; TLF:  épervier 1 / épervier 2; OED:  sparver n.  / sperver n.; MED:  sperver n. 1 / sperver n. 2; DMLBS: 3154b spervarius ]
essperver,  espervier;  esparver,  esparvir;  eçperver;  esprever,  esprevier;  esprver;  esprovier;  asperver;  sperver  

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1orn.zool.sparrowhawk
( c.1160; MS: s.xiiim )  Osturs, girfaus e espervers  1553
( MS: s.xiii1 )  nisus: (D) esperver  243.65
( MS: s.xiii )  alietus: esprovier  i 66
( MS: s.xiv1/3 )  Esperver a perdrices et alowes et est femella, musket masculus a alowes  176B
( MS: s.xvm )  un [esprver] anglice sparhawke  332
2a canopy for a bed
( 1423 )  Item, .j. bolle pur ung esperver, d’argent dorré  iv 222
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