actif (1268)

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actif (1268)

[ FEW: 24,115b activus; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,31a actif; TL: 1,130 actif; DEAF: ; DMF:  actif; TLF:  actif; OED:  active a. and n.; MED:  actif a.; DMLBS: 22a activus ]


( MS: s.xiii-s.xiv )  Duz est (=J.C.) en la veie active, Mais plus duz en la contemplative  176.95


1man of action (opposed to contemplative)
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  (of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit:) A l’active si deit plere Dun de pitié pur bien fere, E force pur bien sustenir, Science [e] cunseil pur acumplir  7175
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