avenir2 (s.xii)

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avenir2 (s.xii)

[ FEW: 24,189a advenire; Gdf: 1,516c avenir; GdfC: 8,252b avenir; TL: 3,1506 avenir; DEAF: ; DMF:  advenir; TLF:  advenir; OED:  advene v.; MED: ; DMLBS: 36a advenire ]


1to become, befit
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xiiim )  une cote […] Que mult lui aveneit bien  189
( s.xiiiex; MS: 1307-15 )  La blanche croiz vus avient ben  17.3
to suit
( MS: s.xii )  convenit: avient; avenit  i 113
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  La duce dame les bons sustent, A ben fere mult li avent  199.46
to suit, please
( s.xivin; MS: s.xivm )  les uns de ces (=the weakened pelican’s) pigeons […] fount com natureux et sustienent lour piere […]; les autres, com desnatureux, vount lour veie e fors ne fount [ke ly aveyne]  70
avenir a
1to be suitable, fit
( 1184; MS: s.xiiiex )  bien avendreit a cel mestier  272
( c.1270; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  ceo pas ne avient A digneté, mes descovient  1108
( s.xiiiex; MS: 1307-15 )  si come a pucele virgine avient e afert  11.3
avenir mal a
1to be unbecoming
( c.1200; MS: s.xivin )  estriver contre aguilion N’avient a nuli si mal non  1320
meuz, plus avient a
1it is more fitting, better (for)
( s.xiiiin; MS: c.1300 )  Meuz vus avenist redrescer ceo fossés e torcher a un torchoun ceo chevaus  700
( c.1305; MS: c.1330 )  Il avendreit plus a tyeus garder les berbyz  204
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