aforce (c.1136-37)

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aforce (c.1136-37)

[ FEW: *3,730b *fortiare; Gdf: 3,156c enfort; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  enfort; TLF: ; OED:  efforce n. / enforce n.; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
afforce;  eforce,  efforce,  effort,  efforz;  enforz;  esfors,  esforz, 
pl. asforz  


1force, violence
( 1163-70; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Ou grant navirie entrent en porz Ou fier orgoil, ou grant enforz  288
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiim )  Vers l’averser enprent l’atie Par grant enforz de seignurie  4720
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  E si l’ot il nis trahiné (=out of water) Par les chievels a grant esforz  4741
3mil.force(s), army
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiiex )  E loinz e pres tut ad mandet, Mult grant effort ad asemblez  3364
( a.1382; MS: a.1382 )  countes, barones, seignours et citizeyns ové toute l’afforce de Frauns  34.30
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  un afforce par espey et launce  ii 200
5lawafforcement, strengthening (of argument)
( 1304 )  Sire, pur aforce etc., vous dioms q’il […]  32-33 Ed I 137


( 1190-1210; MS: c.1300 )  Od grant asforz vus siwerunt  6049


aforce de
1on account of
( MS: s.xiii3/3 )  J. de C. […] afforce de larroun fu resseu e recoilli  (S) 65
a aforce full gallop
( MS: s.xii2/4 )  Sun cheval brochet, laiset curre a esforz  1197
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