gaignun (c.1185)

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gaignun (c.1185)


[ FEW: *14,649a win-; Gdf: 4,204c gaignon; GdfC: ; TL: 4,42 gaignon; DEAF: G43 gaignon; DMF:  gaignon; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
gaignon,  guaignon,  guaignun;  guainnon,  guainnun;  wainnun,  wainum,  wainun  


1mammalszool.mastiff (a breed of large, powerful dog)
( c.1185 )  Ces dous guainnuns [...] Deussent ma cambre guaiter Que n'i entrast cel chevaler  4885
( MS: s.xii4/4 )  Malveis guispeillon a en coue de guaignon  8.150
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiiim )  Li plus poant fereient peliçons De granz lovines e de veluz gaignons  152
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiiex )  Pur ço [...] Le fist li quens decoler, Le cors a[s] guaignu[n]s pus livrer  2172
pej.cur, mongrel
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Despisum plus ke un wainum  338
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