abouter (s.xii¼)

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abouter (s.xii¼)

[ FEW: 1,284a batare; Gdf: 1,13c abaater; GdfC: ; TL: 1,56 aböeter; DEAF: ; DMF:  abouter 2; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
aboutier,  aboter,  abooter  

v.a.

1to look out at
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Si vus veissez veraiement tote la compaignie du ciel […] en la temptacion vus abouter  21.5
to look, stare at (?)
( c.1305; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  Pur lour (=fine ladies’) bel atyr il lor est avyz Ke plus est abouté (vars. regardé (O)MS: s.xivm) cele en port le pris  296
( s.xivin; MS: c.1330 )  Les autres ke ne chantent mye, Mes un[t] delit en lur folie E les aboutent en my les dens Sunt apaleez (l. apeleez?) lur paroisiens  (ms. parosiens)  49.21
to scan with the eyes
( MS: s.xiii )  lustrat: aboutet  i 65
2 to look out for
( s.xii¼; MS: s.xiv1 )  L’oste chescuns abootet  884

v.n.

1to look out
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xivin )  est il ore si grant mal de aboutier hors?  36.34

p.pr._as_a.

1peeping
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  gardez ke vus n’eez pas le volloir e le non de recluse aboutant  171.20
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