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pilet (1160)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 8,509a pilum; Gdf: 6,158c pilet 1; GdfC: ; TL: 7,939 pilet 2 /7,941 pilete 2; DEAF:  pil (pilet); DMF:  pilette 2; TLF:  pilet; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2281a pilettus ]

pl. pilez  

In Modern French, the word is used only to refer to a type of wild duck (pintail n.1 in English). A plural form like pilez might also be interpreted as the plural of pile2.


1weaponsmil.dart, bolt, arrow
( 1160 )  pro quarrellis de arbelest’ et pilez [...]  sub arbalista (116a)
( s.xii2; MS: c.1200 )  subtilités et engiens ki devers le cuor vienent si cum li pilet ki fors vienent de coivre, dunt li arcs fiert  457.133
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv1 )  Lur arcs e lur setes unt pris, Lur pilez e lur darz aguz E lur gavelocs esmuluz  2403
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv1 )  E sun cors issi detrenché E de pilez si hericé  2560
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