Middle English Dictionary Entry
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)
- c1380 Firumb.(1) (Ashm 33)244 : Þat gode hors blessede he þo, & louely strek ys mane.
- (a1387) Trev.Higd.(StJ-C H.1)3.403 : Noþeles Alisaundre took þe hors by þe mane and lad hym out.
- (a1398) *Trev.Barth.(Add 27944)283b/a : Þe mare is proude and haþ ioye of hire mane, and is sory whan it is y-schore.
- (a1398) *Trev.Barth.(Add 27944)292a/a : In Ethiopia ben wolues wiþ heres and manes in þe nekke.
- a1400(?a1350) Siege Troy(1) (Eg 2862)1497 : Ector..stouped doun ouer his stedes mane, Þe ryche helm vp to tane.
- c1400(?a1300) KAlex.(LdMisc 622)1957 : Þe stedes þai gunne by mane grope.
- c1400(?a1300) KAlex.(LdMisc 622)2223 : He smoot his stede in þe mane; Þe heued fel fro þe body clane.
- c1400(?c1390) Gawain (Nero A.10)187 : Þe mane of þat mayn hors..Wel cresped & cemmed wyth knottes ful mony.
- a1425(?c1350) Ywain (Glb E.9)1853 : Had I noght bene titter boun To tak my palfray bi þe mane, Þe water sone had bene my bane.
- a1450(1408) *Vegetius(1) (Dc 291)100a : Cordes & strynges I-made..of hors tailes and of hors manes is gode for strenges to arblastes.
- a1450 Yk.Pl.(Add 35290)144/206 : And yf þou can ille ride, Haue and halde þe faste by þe mane [of Joseph's ass].
- (a1460) Vegetius(2) (Pmb-C 243)2338 : The crosbowyng to stringe..Hors her of mane & tail..therto good is to take.
- (a1470) Malory Wks.(Win-C)688/12 : Anone as sir Percyvale herde that his brothir was dede..he felle over his horse mane sownynge.
- ?c1475 *Cath.Angl.(Add 15562)77a : A mayn of A horse: Caleptra, Juba.
- a1500 Mayer Nominale (Mayer)703/15 : Hec juba: a hors mane.