abortif (s.xiiim)

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abortif (s.xiiim)

[ FEW: 24,46b abortivus; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,17a abortif; TL: 1,779 avortif; DEAF: ; DMF:  abortif; TLF:  abortif; OED:  abortive v. and a.; MED:  abortif a. and n.; DMLBS: 7a abortivus ]
abbortif,  abortive, 
pl. obortyfs  


1med.aborted child
( s.xiiim; MS: c.1300 )  cheytifs (var. abortifsobortyfs) Ke en lour mere sont oscis  1706
( 1267; MS: c.1300 )  Mes dite mei, mestre, de ceo k’en ert Ki k’une femme enceinte fiert Si k’abortif ert sun enfant. Ert en homicide par tant?  8149
( 1390-97 )  (the petitioner was beaten up and left for dead) par cause de quel la dite feme fieust destrussé e delivré d'un abortive  SC 8/307/15333


( 1313-14 )  femme ne peut seure homme de appel si noun en iij cas: pur la mort son baroun occis entre ses bras, son enfaunt abbortif, et pur rap et des chateux […]  Ed II v 120
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