Middle English Dictionary Entry

sai n.(1)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) A testing of the quality or nature of a person or thing; at a ~, by test or trial; setten in a ~, to put (sth.) to the test by practice; (b) at a ~, in taste; bi saies, in the order of the tasting, as each dish is tested; (c) a feat, an accomplishment.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • c1500 O lady myne (Trin-C R.3.19)207 : I pray…In especiall, and ye that louers be, Whom loue hath made oft weyle…To pray for me to that myghtfull God…In hys mercy graunt me sey of my loue.
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    Note: Ed.: "possibly an assay, a trial, a test"