Middle English Dictionary Entry
|Forms||cōflī adv. Also -lich(e.|
Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)
- c1400(?c1380) Cleanness (Nero A.10)1428 : Maynly his marschal þe mayster upon calles, And comaundes hym cofly coferes to lance, And fech forþe vessel þat his fader broʒt.
- c1400(?c1390) Gawain (Nero A.10)2011 : He called to his chamberlayn, þat cofly hym swared, & bede hym bryng hym his bruny & his blonk sadel.
- c1600(c1350) Alex.Maced.(Grv 60)662 : Hee turned too a temple..His grete god Amon grates too ʒelde. Hee kneeles coflich adoune and kries hym till.
- c1600(c1350) Alex.Maced.(Grv 60)748 : Þis menskfull queene..needely hym praies Þat he cofly comme too carpen her tyll.