Middle English Dictionary Entry
|Etymology||Prob. from AF: cp. AF estroper, var. of OF estreper; ?also cp. MDu.: cp. strōpen, stroppen.|
Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)
Note: Cp. strepe n.(2).
- (c1452) Complaint Scrope in Scrope Castle Combe280 : Item, lowly besechyng my seid fader to remembre with these premisses how longe that he hath had the seid lyveloode that I am born to, and under what forme as in stroppe and waste, for me semeth every forme under the sotilte of lawe is no clere conscience.
- (c1452) Complaint Scrope in Scrope Castle Combe281 : Item, for the strop and waste of myn enheritaunce, which is v c marks worthe by yere..It cannot be repaired with Ml. marks.