Middle English Dictionary Entry
Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)
- c1275(?c1250) Owl & N.(Clg A.9)1528 : Þe were gulte Þat..[he] haueþ at tom his riʒte spuse, Wowes weste, and lere huse.
- (a1398) *Trev.Barth.(Add 27944)243b/a : Þe graynes þerof beþ light, holowʒ & lere and..þe hole is voyde and lere.
- c1410 Trev.Higd.(Add 24194)2.283 : Leer [StJ-C: The ymage of Fortune..haþ in his riʒt hond an horne..ʒif þey fyndeþ it empty, þanne þey makeþ sorwe].
- a1450 Hrl.Cook.Bk.(1) (Hrl 279)50 : Þan take þin cofyns, & put in þe ovynne lere, & lat hem ben hardyd.
- c1460(?c1400) Beryn (Nthld 55)1953 : Beryn saw the house lere, þat ful was þere-tofore Of riche marchandise.
- a1500(?a1450) GRom.(Hrl 7333)252 : Do gete men [read: me]..a ler tonne.
- a1475 Hrl.Bk.Hawking (Hrl 2340:Halliwell)p.306 : Many men devysiden how they myght hawkes mewe, for sum put her in high astate..and other when they were full, and other when they were lere.
- (a1398) *Trev.Barth.(Add 27944)31a/b : Drynes..wastiþ þe humours and makeþ þe body voyde & lere.
- c1300 SLeg.Cross (LdMisc 108)203 : Ouer þe welle þare stod a treo with bowes brode and lere.
- c1325(c1300) Glo.Chron.A (Clg A.11)1800 : Þo was bruteine þis lond of romeins al mest lere [B: clere].
- c1300 SLeg.(LdMisc 108)72/51 : Þe bischopriche of wiricestre vacaunt was and lere.
Supplemental Materials (draft)
- a1400(c1303) Mannyng HS (Hrl 1701)7853 : Hyt was a lore [vr. ler; F void] vessel, An empty vessel þat marked was From þe and þyne, syre Satanas.