releier (c.1250)

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releier (c.1250)


[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  relaier; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

The etymological source of this word is unclear. It is attested only in Bibbesworth (and related texts) and seems to have no continental equivalent.


1soundzool.mammals(of a boar) to grunt, utter a low, gruff sound
( c.1250; MS: s.xiv1 )  Purcel gerist, cengler releie (M.E. boor yelleth)  275
( c.1250; MS: s.xv1 )  sengler releye (M.E. gronntes)  (O) 333
( s.xvin; MS: s.xv1 )  Porcell gerist, sengler releie (M.E. boweþ)  8.6
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