afiner1 (s.xii2/4)

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afiner1 (s.xii2/4)

[ FEW: 3,558b finire; Gdf: 1,142b afiner; GdfC: ; TL: 3,189 afiner; DEAF: ; DMF:  affiner 1; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
affiner;  enfiner  


1to achieve, bring to an end
( MS: s.xii2/4 )  Tantes batailles en avum afinees!  1465
2to kill
( 1273-82; MS: s.xivex )  N’est mal […] Qui du sanc n'en ait medicine Que li fiz (=J.C.) […] Dona par amor qui l’affine Quant prist sa dure discipline  2847


1to (come to an) end
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1/4 ) Le primer jor de marz, enclinant l'ivernage (var. marz, enfinaunt le yvernage (F)MS: 1305-06) , Se moeve sire Edward a mult de son barnage Al Novel Chastel sur Tyne  300.842 (var.)
to perish
( s.xiiex; MS: c.1335 )  Quant Amillioun sout pur veir Qe son pere fuy affyné, De son seignur le counte ad pris congé  51
( s.xiiiin; MS: c.1300 )  ne purrai plus durrer, de doel me covent morer e afiner  676
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