serrure (s.xii1/3)

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serrure (s.xii1/3)


[ FEW: 11,497b serare; Gdf: 17,399b serrure; GdfC: 10,668a serrure; TL: 2,557 serrëure; DEAF:  serrer (serreüre); DMF:  serrure; TLF:  serrure; OED:  sear n.1; MED: ; DMLBS: 3050a serura ]
cerrure,  cerure;  seredure;  sereure,  serreure;  seroure;  serur,  serure,  serraure  (T) 82 serrue  i 135  

Court Bar provides the only attestation of the word meaning ‘fish-pond, lake’, which may well be a scribal error for the more common term servour. However, the DMLBS provides further evidence of serura being used with reference to a ‘fishgarth’ (3050a).


1 lock, padlock
( s.xii1/3; MS: s.xiiex )  Ja n’ert si forte sereure Ne chaaine ne lieure Que il ne pusse depecer  257.1639
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 )  il confortad =strengthened les seredures de tes portes  131.147.2
( MS: s.xiiiin )  hec sera, -are gallice: serure  15.81
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiiim )  les freres leverent l’us a dreiture Del charner, si debiserent la serrure  1868
( s.xivin; MS: 1382 )  Cleket, clef et serure (M.E. Latche, keye and lok)  468
( 1321 )  ferma le huys dehors d'une serure  Ed II xxvi 221
( 1433 )  ung petit coffre longuet a trois serreures  190.B36
2 staple (of a bolt or lock)
( MS: s.xiii2 )  clavis: (D) cerure in lok (var. (C: s.xiii) barre)  ii 30
( s.xivin; MS: 1382 )  Sere, veroil et cerrure (M.E. stapul)  470
( MS: s.xiv1 )  una grapa: un cerrure, a staple  14
3 locking, securing (?)
( 1314-15 )  William bailla a ceste feme en un cofre en garde clos souz serur de (l. et?) lok (Latin: sub serura et clave)  Ed II xvii 137
4 geog. fishing fish-pond, lake used for keeping fish
( c.1342?; MS: 1444 )  si soit nul [...] qe saunz congé pesche de reiez [...] en river ou en estank ou en seroure  95
governer la serrure de
1 to hold the key, control admission to
( c.1245; MS: c.1255 )  Par mun =St. Peter's poer [...] Ki du cel guvern la sereure  1760
serre#1  serré#1  serrément  serrepiz  serrer#1 
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