abstinant (c.1170)

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abstinant (c.1170)

[ FEW: 24,57b abstinere; Gdf: 1,458a astenant; GdfC: 8,219b astenent; TL: 1,162 astenir (astenant); DEAF: ; DMF:  abstinent; TLF:  abstinent; OED:  abstinent a. and n.; MED:  abstinent a.; DMLBS: 10a abstinere (abstinens) ]
abstinent;  astenant  

a.

1abstinent, continent
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Le pople me tynt mut abstinent E joe fu refet trop charneument  2449
fig.discreet, modest
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  mut iert abstinant, Ki les passout trestuz e s’en iert si celaunt  2546
estre abstinant de
to abstain from, eschew
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  Li seint […] Astenanz sont des riens leues Q’is ne facent les non leues  115va
abstenir 
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