aforce (c.1136-37)

Browse the Dictionary

    Loading...

Search Results

Your search results will appear here.

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  

s.

1force, violence
( c.1170 )  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
2effort
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  E si l’ot il nis trahiné (=out of water) Par les chievels a grant esforz  41va
3mil.force(s), army
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiii1/3 )  E loinz e pres tut ad mandet, Mult grant effort ad asemblez  3364
( a.1382 )  countes, barones, seignours et citizeyns ové toute l’afforce de Frauns  34.30
4mil.assault
( 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

s._pl.

1mil.forces
( s.xiiiin; MS: c.1300 )  Od grant asforz vus siwerunt  6049

prep._phr.

aforce de
on account of
( MS: s.xiii3/3 )  J. de C. […] afforce de larroun fu resseu e recoilli  (S) 65
a aforce
horsesequit.at full gallop
( MS: s.xii2/4 )  Sun cheval brochet, laiset curre a esforz  1197
force#1 
This is an AND2 Phase 1 (A-E) entry © 2000-2006 The Anglo-Norman Dictionary. On-line entry partially revised after the print version of AND2 went to press (2007-03-22) The printed edition of AND2 A-E is published by Taylor & Francis for the MHRA, sole owners of the print-media publication rights. All other rights reserved. Digitisation funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.
aforce