russiller (s.xvin)

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russiller (s.xvin)

[gdw]

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  russiller; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  rustle v.; MED:  rustelen v.; DMLBS: ]
 

In the absence of a clear etymology, the verb, which had been defined in AND1 as ‘to cluck’ has now been tentatively interpreted, on the basis of the Middle English gloss, as a variant of English rustle v..

v.n.

1zool.orn.soundto move with a rustling sound (?)
( s.xvin; MS: s.xv1 )  Et quant le gelyne commence a russille[r] (M.E. And whanne þe han takyþ to russille) Et moustre ceo a trippeler  9.6
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