[suznerver] (c.1350)

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[suznerver] (c.1350)


[FEW: *7,101b nervus; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  nerf (*); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 3250b subnerviare]


1horsesto hamstring, to disable (a horse) by cutting its tendons
( MS: c.1350 ) Nostre Sire dist a Josue: ‘[...] Tu southnerveras lour chivals et arderas lour curres al feu.’ [...] Il fist sicom Nostre Sire comaunda a luy: il southnerva lour chivaux et ardi lour curres  533 and 539
nerf  suz#1 
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