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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).

Tapet, Tapit, n. Also: tapeit, tapyt(e, tapat, taipit, tappet, taphet, tapace. Pl. also tapettis, tapeteis. [ME and e.m.E. tapit(e, -yte (all Cursor M.), tapet (Wyclif), OE teped, tæpped, -et, late L. tapētium.] A tapestry or similar richly worked or coloured cloth used as a covering, carpet, etc. Cf. Tapeis n. 1436 Exch. R. IV 680.]
[In … duabus tapetis cum armis domini regis
c1420 Wynt. iii 94.
Scho … coweryd [him] syne, and gert hym ly Wndyr a tapyte [C. tapyt, W. carpit]
1460 Hay Alex. 18521.
And on ane goldin tapace thay doune him lay
1484 Acta Conc. I *90/1.
A taipit lynyt with martrix price xxx s. iiij tapetis price xl s.
1489 Old Dundee II 60.
c1500 Coll. St. Salvator 156.
Item for the hee altar tua taphetis ane of bleu and ane of grein arres werk lynit
1513 Doug. i xi 8.
The quene … Amang provd tapetis [Sm. tapeitis, Ruddim. tapettis; L. aulaeis] and mych rych apparale Hir place scho tuke
1513 Doug. i xi 30.
Thai war down set onone On brusyt or payntit tapetis [Ruddim. tappetis]
1530 Balmerino and L. Chart. ii 32.
Item twa gryt tapets Item twa small tapets of our awyn twa bedds
1532 Treas. Acc. VI 151.
1535 Stewart 37574.
The tapetis … Of fynest silk of mony diuers hew, Burneist with gold, purpure and asur blew
1562 6th Rep. Hist. MSS App. 648/2.
Ane gren tapeit for the buird, contenyng sex ellis
1585 Elphinstone Mun. 23.
Ane turkie tapat … of diuers collouris

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