pellican (s.xii1)

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pellican (s.xii1)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 8,161b pelicanus; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,309c pelican; TL: 7,596 pelican; DEAF:  pelican; DMF:  pélican; TLF:  pélican; OED:  pelican n.; MED:  pelican(e n.; DMLBS: 2168c pelicanus ]
pelican;  pellikan,  pellikane,  pellikanee; 
Lat. pellicanus  

s.

1orn.zool.pelican, large water bird with a distinctive pouched bill (formerly believed to use its own blood to feed or revive its young)
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  Semblanz faiz sui al pelican de soltiveted; faiz sui sicume fresaie en maisuncele  146.CI.7
( 1121-35; MS: s.xii3/3 )  Pellicanus est nun De oisel de tel façun, Ceo est grue en verté, En Egypte est trové  2323
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiiim )  li bon prelat [...] Cist sunt comparé al pellican de sutivetté  5395
( c.1275; MS: s.xivex )  Li pellikan du bek se plaie  2716
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  La tierce partie est de une manere dé oiseus – ceo est asaver de le pellican, del egle, de la fresoie, del moisson – a quels en Seint Escripture sunt comparez genz de religion  159.22
( s.xivin; MS: s.xivm )  le pellican est un oysel en la tiere de Egipte qe mout est amerous de ses pigeons  69
decor.representation of a pelican
( 1394 )  jeo devise a John de Barton .j. nowche d'ore eneymell bluw, ové .j. pellikane en mylieu  i 200
( 1423 )  Item, .j. esconse (=lantern) d'argent dorrez, pounsonez (=decorated in pointillé) des pellicans; pois' .j. lb., pris .xxxj. s.  iv 226.491
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