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veil1 (s.xii3/3)

vail;  veille,  voille;  vile,  veley  

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1veil
( s.xii3/3; MS: s.xiiiin )  Un veil li fud sur le chief mis  109.25
( 1363 )  (women of low condition) ne usent nuls voiles passant la voile dousze deniers  ii 278
2eccl.pallium, care-cloth (held over kneeling bride and groom during marriage ceremony)
(TBD)  (The bridal couple) gisent tantdis aval Desoutz une vail ou une cendal, Pur moustrer lour humilité  25ra18
3veil, curtain
( c.1235; MS: c.1235 )  un grantz veilz du Temple desira e rumpi  253
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  le veyl du Temple comensa a fendre  (A) 25.25
4caul, hair-net
(TBD)  corocal: peti curchef, de veley  66
(TBD)  (in anatomy)lining: La seconde espiece (= of dysentery) si est en la quele les viles de l'estomac si sont reses  89r
receivre le veil
1eccl.to take the veil, become a nun
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  (St Audrey) Le veil receut de Saint W., A noneine la benesquit  1179
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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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