apesantir (1121-35)

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apesantir (1121-35)

[ FEW: 8,191a pensare; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,143c apesantir; TL: 1,446 apesantir; DEAF:  peser (*); DMF:  appesantir; TLF:  appesantir; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]


1fig.to hinder (from), make difficult (to)
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiiim )  alegeuns nus de surfait ki nus apesantist a errer nostre chemin  i 26


1to become sluggish
( 1121-35; MS: s.xii3/3 )  quant il (=the eagle) enveillist, Des eles apesantist E le vue li falt [...]  2046
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