assurdir (s.xii1)

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assurdir (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 12,454a surdus; Gdf: 1,450b assordir; GdfC: 8,217b assourdir; TL: 1,605 assordir; DEAF: ; DMF:  assourdir; TLF:  assourdir; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

v.a. make deaf
( MS: c.1335 )  (wife’s lover speaking:) Mes qui m’enseignast la medicine Par quei ele (=spying old crone) fust asourdee, Je l’en donasse grant soudee […] Quar […] si a tro clere l’oreyle  iii 154.82

v.refl. turn a deaf ear
( s.xii1; MS: 1155-60 )  A la mei lerme ne te assurdisses (Latin: obsurdescas)  68.XXXVIII.14

( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  Kar nus eimes tuz asurdiz Quant n’amum oir les Deu diz  143ra37
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