acertes (s.xii1)

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acertes (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 2/i,610b certus; Gdf: 2,24b certes (a certes); GdfC: 9,21c certes (a certes); TL: 2,134 certes (a certes); DEAF:  cert (acertes); DMF:  certes (acertes); TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
acerte;  assert  


1in earnest
( s.xii3/3; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  Est ço a certes ou a gas?  888


2certainly, definitely
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 )  Li Sire enquert le juste e le felun. Chi acertes aimet felunie, het la sue aneme  47.10.6
( s.xii1; MS: 1155-60 )  Je acertes chanterai tuen empirie (Latin: Ego autem cantabo imperium tuum)  101.LVIII.16
indeed, in truth
( MS: 1120-40 ) Sains Boneface [...] Aveit an Rome un eglise mult bele. Iloec an portent danz Alexis a certes  588
( 1155; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Li reis ad ses terres guastees [..]. Adrogeus [..] Sout que li reis le fist a certes  4392
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  a certes Mult vus en porreient venir granz pertes Ke teu chose alissez vantant  263
( 1390-1412; MS: s.xv1 )  je ne vouldroie a certes pur nulle riens que […]  85.26
3emphatically, urgenty
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  jeo voz prie moelt acertes qe celle lede plaie soit si envolupee  218
( 1361 )  nous vous prions et requirons bien acertes que le dit chivaler veulliez relaisser  22.19
acerter  adecertes  cert  certes#1 
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