adevant (1263)

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adevant (1263)

[ FEW: *24,7a abante; Gdf: 1,102b adevant; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  adevant; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
adevaunt  

adv.

1in front
( 1263; MS: s.xiii2 )  Sire Jon Giffard […] n’out gu[er]es conpain ne per En cele chivachee; E si fu touz jors a devant  16.10
2temporalbefore, previously
( 1346 )  issi deit la vewe clarifier la demande qe estoit a devant en noun certein  20 ii Ed III 255
( s.xiv; MS: s.xivm )  dementres q’il face altres (=passages of text) resplendre que furent meins adevant  5rb
( 1388 )  tut le droit q’il avoit a devaunt est esteint  12 Rich II 171
( s.xiv-xv )  si [...] qel dettour se ad retreaté a devant ou soit futif [...]  ii 155
( 1403-04 )  tout ceo qe de dit duché est demembrez […] reseisir et rejoindre a dit duché, come il feust adevant  iii 526
( 1429-30 )  un des audermans de Loundres qe adevant estoit gardein de la mistier des orfevres  450
temporalbefore(hand)
( s.xiii3/3; MS: s.xivm )  accordé feust entre eux adevant qe toutes choses gaignees en la Terre Seinte […] ouelment feussent devisees  28.7

prep.

1ship.off
( 1297 )  Doné souz nostre privee seal en la mer au devaunt Dovre  128.10
adevant a
1temporalprevious(ly), prior (to)
( 1389-90 )  Vous veiez bien coment il ad pledé un matere adevaunt a l’accioun  13 Rich II 105
mettre adevant a
mettre
devant 
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