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
( MS: s.xiiiex ) Unus vicinorum nostrorum tulit hodie ad vendendum in pertica una sotulares ad laqueos cum liripipiis (gloss: (C) pigaz) (var. (D*: s.xiii/xiv) pigacis;  (L: s.xiii) pigas ), et ad plusculas, tibialia et cruralia et crepitas femineas et monachales  i 197.9 and ii 127.9
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  tous au mond nasquismes nudz, Car ja nasquist si riches nuls Qui de nature ot un pigas  23394
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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