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  • noun [ feminine ]
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treppe, træppe (v. (?) colte-træppe ( = colt-trap ?) ramnus, Wrt. Voc. i. 285, 47), an; f.
A trap
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  • Ic beswíce fugelas mid treppan

    decipio aves decipula,

      Coll. Monast. Th. 25, 15.
[O. H. Ger. trapo tenda. From this Low Latin trappa, hence French trappe, which perhaps helps to determine the form of the later English word To lacchenn þe þutrh trapp, Orm. 12301. A mons caught in a trappe,
    Chauc. Prol. 145.
A trappe brida,
    Wrt. Voc. i. 264, 8.
Trappe for myce muscipula, decipula, trappe to take wythe beestys tenabulum, trappyd or betrappyd decipulatus, illaqueatus,
    Prompt. Parv. 499.
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v.  træppe.
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  • treppe, n.