bercer1 (s.xiiex)

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bercer1 (s.xiiex)

[ FEW: 1,336b *bertiare; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,316b bercier; TL: 1,926 bercier; DEAF:  bercier; DMF:  bercer; TLF:  bercer; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 193c berciare 1 ]


1to rock (a child in cradle)
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xivin )  ele fet de sa lange berz a l’enfant del diable et le beerce durement come norrice  69.1
( s.xivin; MS: 1382 )  F[emme] bercelet berce (M.E. W[oman] childe in cradul rokkith)  401


1to rock, sway
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiii3/3 )  ne berce ne crolle pur vent  306
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