Middle English Dictionary Entry
|Forms||crāsen v. Also craisen, crassen.|
|Etymology||OF crasir; ult. Gmc.|
Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)
- c1440(?a1400) Morte Arth.(1) (Thrn)2150 : Facez feteled vnfaire in filterede lakes, All craysed, fortrodyn with trapped stedez.
- c1475(c1399) Mum & S.(1) (Cmb Ll.4.14)1.70 : Thus was ʒoure croune crasid, till he was cast newe.
- a1500(a1400) Ipom.(1) (Chet 8009)7988 : The[y] crasse mayles thrugh þer caste.
- a1500(?c1450) Merlin (Cmb Ff.3.11)325 : Ther was many a grete spere crased.
- (c1395) Chaucer CT.CY.(Manly-Rickert)G.934 : I am right siker that the pot was crased [vr. craised; rime: amased].
- c1425(a1420) Lydg.TB (Aug A.4)3.2803 : With þe stroke..His basenet was bowed and ycrasid.
- a1450 Gener.(1) (Mrg M 876)5785 : The sheldes crased thoo somdele.
- c1450 Med.Bk.(1) (Med-L 136)190/601 : Take xij egges..and kepe heme fro breckynge þat þe shelles crase natt and that thei be ryght hard.
- a1500 Our shyp (Dub 516)p.327 : The shyp was charged with a mast; Crased it was, it my[ght] not last.
- c1500 PFulham (Trin-C R.3.19)p.128 : The cablys crasen [Jas: crake], and begynne to ffolde.
- a1525(?1447) Cov.Leet Bk.232 : Hit is ordeyned that no tyler frohensfurth ley no..crased tyle.