aducer1 (1155)

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aducer1 (1155)

[ FEW: 3,176a dulcis; Gdf: 1,111b adoucier /1,111c adoucoier /3,133c endoucir; GdfC: 8,35c adoucir; TL: 1,152 adoucier /1,153 adoucir /3,291 endoucir; DEAF: ; DMF:  adoucer / adoucir / endoucir; TLF:  adoucir; OED:  addulce v.; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
adoucir,  adouzer,  adouzoer,  adulcir;  enducir,  endulcir,  endoucir; 
ind.pr.3 endoucit; 
p.p. addulci  

v.a.

1also_fig.to sweeten
( c.1170 )  Sa parlure esteit tut tens joiuse, Duce, verraie et gloriuse, Kar einz que venist a oie, L’out la grace Deu adulcie Si que tuz iceus qui l’oirent Lur quers vers Deu plus adulcirent  911 & 916
( s.xiiex; MS: c.1200 )  politis affatibus dulcare .i. enducer  145.106
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  Pur miel faire, dunt mun desir Me vienge, a ma buche enducir  5724
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  Ke femme ad bone, Deus en mercie, Mult poet enducir sa vie  238.12
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  une duce espece […] ke adoucist tote le amertume  187.16
2to calm, soothe
( c.1275; MS: s.xivex )  Lors par ton (=of B.V.M.) douz let l’adouzoiez (=J.C.)  91
( MS: s.xiii-s.xiv )  Quant jeo pens de Jhesu Crist, Le penser mun quer enducist  174.2
to soften
( 1155; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Sergant ki a Lndres esteient [...] de pramesses adulcied, Octa fiz Henguist delivrerent  8831
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  E tant en fit par sun saveir Ke il aduça  (ed. adua) al mescreant Le queor  182.53
3to desalinate
( s.xivin; MS: s.xivm )  il endoucist les ewes salez qe lui entrent en bouche  66

v.absol.

1also_fig.to sweeten, make sweet
( MS: s.xiii2/4 )  Cest amur esprent dulcement si endulcist estrangement  106
( MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Totes ces herbes me pernés, Triblés les bien, puis les quirés En bone cervoise ou en vin, Si le boive a seir et au matin, Miel i metés por adoucir  175.837

v.n.

1to be sweet
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Le nun Deu mut ly enducyst  4563
fig.to sweeten, flatter (?)
( MS: s.xiii )  calleo: enducir  (ed. endu[r]cir (because of Latin?))  ii 118
2to soften
( MS: s.xiv1/4 )  (In spring) Le corps de homme enducist, le ayr enbelist  352
duz 
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