trenche (c.1260)

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trenche (c.1260)

trench,  trenk, 
pl. trencheis  2748 var  
(it is not possible to establish a valid distinction in Anglo-Norman between trenche and trenché except in verse)

s.

1trench, ditch
( 1321 )  (of cloth)cutting, piece: une trenche d'escharlete  Ed II xxvi 145
( 1345 )  des trenches fetes pur bestourner le course (= of water)  19 Ed III 179
( 1418 )  Lez fosses entour les ditz boys et les bordures des trenches d'icelx  ii 145
(tut) a, en trenche
1outright, decisively
( c.1260; MS: c.1275 )  demandom jugement atrench sy ...  109
( 1292 )  respondirent a trenche qe noun  51
( 1305 )  e jeo ly dye tut a trenche nemy en ceo cas  32-33 Ed I 371
( 1308-09 )  La femme se prist a la defaute tut en trenche  Ed II i 88 (var.)
( 1469 )  defendre tout le droit le demandaunt et tout attrenche  95
2absolutely
( 1277 )  die altre chose u il se voile atrenk tenir e jugement prendre  ii 6
( 1340 )  Il n'est mye demouré atrenche, mes si la Cort veit ...  14-15 Ed III 221
This is an AND1 entry © MHRA 1977-1992: reproduced with permission. Digitisation funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.
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