acoupler (1160-74)

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acoupler (1160-74)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1158a copula; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,28b acoupler; TL: 3,241 acopler; DEAF: ; DMF:  accoupler; TLF:  accoupler; OED:  accouple v.; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
acupler;  accoupler,  accouplir,  adcouplir  12 Rich II 154 encoupler  

v.a.

1to couple, conjoin
( 1160-74; MS: s.xvii )  Les chartres en sunt plainnes, tant en y unt geté, En aniaux deuls et deuls en unt maint acouplé  i 123.3304
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  Par la ure e le tens acupler As esteilles pur acorder (for purposes of horoscope)  10775
also_fig.to join, couple
( c.1270; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  s’il seient acoplez a fei, e esperance, e cherité  2323
( 1308-09 )  en leal matrimoigne acouplé  Ed II i 157
( 1388 )  accouply en loial matrimonie par le ley de seint esglise  12 Rich II 154
to join in sexual intercourse
( 1260-70; MS: s.xiv1 )  Al ostel fu le crestien bacheler, Qe od sa (=his master’s) femme sovent jua, […] Tant qe le deable les acopla  9047
2livestockto yoke
( s.xii2; MS: s.xii3/3 )  les vaches […] a porter l’arche sunt acuplé  14

sbst._inf.

1fig.clash, fight
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiiim )  Mais en lur acupler (=J.C. & Devil) ert deable vencu par mames [sic] les armes parunt il quida veintre  ii 29
coupler 
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