amiable (1120-40)

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amiable (1120-40)

[ FEW: 24,437b amicabilis; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,105a amiable; TL: 1,351 amïable; DEAF:  amïable; DMF:  amiable; TLF:  amiable; OED:  amiable a.; MED:  amiable a.; DMLBS: 77a amicabilis ]
ameable,  amable,  aimable,  amiaule, 
pl. amyabelis  115 anable  


1friendly, kind
( 1160-74; MS: s.xvii )  De nobles Daneis esteit nee, debonaire iert e amiable  i 170.241
( c.1200; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  (David) Dreiturels hom fut e amiable, Vers tute genz de bon aire e estable  (B) 12241
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  A tote gent ert amiable E duce e pie  1115
( s.xiiiex; MS: 1307-15 )  ové amiables paroles e ov ombles overes  29.4
( 1353 )  Votre amyable lettre  42
( 1357 )  qe les hostilers […] ne refusent lour houstes, einz les receivent […] en bone manere & aimable  i 354
( 1397 )  par occasion d’aucunes accorde transaction et ameable composiceon sur les droiz des Roialmes de Castille et Leon  i 233
( s.xvin; MS: s.xv1 )  Et vous covient d’estre vers tout gent amiable (M.E. amyable)  89.8
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiiim )  le amiable juvente duz Jhesu  216
3lovely, pleasing
( MS: 1120-40 )  Icesta istorie est amiable grace e suverain[e] consulaciun a cascun memorie spiritel  prol.
( 1206-15; MS: s.xiii1/4 )  Citez i ad mult bien asises, e beles guaneries e terre aimable  2.1
( 1267; MS: c.1300 )  par maen ke fust covenable E a Deu le pere mut amiable(var. (O: s.xiii4/4) amable)  4680
( s.xiiiex; MS: 1307-15 )  sa face est amiable as euz Dampne Deu  223.20
( MS: s.xiii2/4 )  Jhesu […] de tutes duçurs la plus grant plus amiable que altre amant  128
5fig.culin. gentle, moderate
( MS: s.xiiiex )  Si le triblez forment, si le quisez en la gresse od feu amiable  293.235
6 name (used as a name or surname)
( 1154-89 )  Amable de Crevequer  Amable
( 1259 )  Robert Anable  Amable
( 1275 )  John Amable  Amable
amiablement  amiableté  tresamiable 
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