pigace (1174-75)

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pigace (1174-75)

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[ FEW: 8,421a pica; Gdf: 6,155c pigace; GdfC: ; TL: 7,929 pigace; DEAF:  pie 1 (pigace); DMF:  pigace; TLF: ; OED: ; MED:  pigace n.; DMLBS: ]
pigaase,  pigas,  pigaz,  picaz  i 89
pl. pigacis  

The MED entry pigace n., translated as ‘part of a horse’s foot’, may be the same word, in which case their suggested etymology of Pegasus n. in the OED – the winged horse in Greek mythology – would be erroneous.


1footwearcostumeelongated point of a shoe
( 1174-75; MS: s.xiiex )  Croche le pié e estent sa pigace  763
( MS: c.1250 )  De vestibus mulierum [...] hoc liripipium: pigace  i 425.367
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  tous au mond nasquismes nudz, Car ja nasquist si riches nuls Qui de nature ot un pigas  23394
(TBD)  Unus vicinorum nostrorum tulit hodie ad vendendum in pertica una sotulares ad laqueos cum liripipiis (glosses: pigaz / pigacis / pigas), et ad plusculas, tibialia et cruralia et crepitas femineas et monachales  ii 127.9
2costumeelongated point of a hood
( MS: s.xiii2 )  hoc capuciolum: picaz de caperun  i 89
3fig.fraction, the least bit
( 1260-70; MS: s.xiv1 )  Mes meint quide Rolant valer Qe la pigace ne vaut de Oliver  3214
( 1267; MS: c.1300 )  ces ki pecchent charneument Par lecherie [...] aukune pigace unt d’amur  3693
Dameisele Pigace
1personif.personification of vanity
( 1267; MS: c.1300 )  damoysele Pigace, Ki quintement se porte en place […] E damoysele Puteleime, […] E damoysele Tuche Mole, […] damoysele Deleauté  3179
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