chastrer (s.xii1/3)

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chastrer (s.xii1/3)

[ FEW: 2/i,474b castrare; Gdf: 2,91b chatré; GdfC: 9,58b chastrer; TL: 2,310 chastrer; DEAF:  chastrer; DMF:  châtrer; TLF:  châtrer; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 295c castrator ]
castrer,  chiastrer  


1to geld, castrate
( s.xii1/3; MS: s.xiiex )  Allectoire [...] creist el ventre del chiapun. Treis anz vit cocs, pois est chiastrez  32.129
( s.xivin; MS: 1382 )  Homme chastre (M.E. geldith) porcel  311
( s.xiv2; MS: s.xiv2 )  Item castrare homines: triblez la racine de pastinace campestre e mettez deinz le forel, si serra chastrez  ii 241


1to castrate oneself
( 1121-35; MS: s.xii3/3 )  Castor de beste est nun Que bevere apellum: Castre sei de sun gré, Pur ceo est si numé. [...] Quant hom la vait cachant E de prendre aprochant, Trenche sa genitaire Quant el ne set que faire. Gete le li devant Puis si s’en vait fuiant  1135


( MS: s.xiv2 )  il la (=one of the sultan's fifteen wives) faissoit appeler par son chambellenc qi estoit chastré e habitoit priveement avec ele  128
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