suppowelle (s.xii3/3)

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suppowelle (s.xii3/3)

suppouail;  supoail  

s.

1framework, support
( a.1399 )  une toure de canvays [...] sutilment fait par suppowelle de merisme  108.12
2crutch, support
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  trois suppuailes, en le lieu de diaux jambes et un baston, sur quelles jeo me puisse baudement sustenir  230
3support, help
( s.xii3/3; MS: s.xiiiin )  (B.V.M.) Ki est suppuail de veillesce  183.666
4tripod, trestle
( MS: s.xiii )  tripedia: supoayl  172
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