1. stormy breath; noisy bluster; loud talking; bragging talk ...c1440 arch.
2. a violent blowing; a blast of wind; a gust or gale ...1559 arch.
3. the air ...c1614 arch.
1. to cry; to cry out loudly; to weep ...c1440 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
2. of animals: to bleat, to bray, to bellow ...1865 Eng. dial.
n. from E-NED: apparently related to blow, blast;
but the form does not seem capable of etymological explanation;
perhaps it is partly onomatopoeic
vb. a variant or parallel of blare
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
c1440 - see Example below
"...Byde me here bewchere
Or more blore be blowen."
From: York Mysteries
(York Plays. The plays performed by the crafts or mysteries of York on the day of Corpus Christi), c1440
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