belement (c.1120)

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belement (c.1120)

[ FEW: 1,319a bellus; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,313b belement; TL:  bel 1 (belement); DEAF: ; DMF:  bellement; TLF:  bellement; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 190a belle ]
bealement  

adv.

1beautifully, handsomely
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  un sarcu belement gravee  193.13
well
( 1310-11 )  N. parla taunt bele (vars. belement) qe [...]  Ed II vi 88
courteously, with due ceremony
( MS: c.1120 )  Quant vint al fare, dunc le funt gentement: Danz Alexis l’espuset belament  48
( 1160-74; MS: s.xvii )  Belement et tost entreuls s'apareillierent, par Danemarche alerent  i 19.127
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  E l’uissier lur ovri, il entrent belement  1052
( s.xiii2; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Les hostez devetz soulacer Et bealement les honourer  (V) 62
2easily, unhurriedly
( 1214-16 )  Pas avant autre belement Errot li papes simplement  2463
( c.1285; MS: c.1312 )  Mut sereit povre le chival [...] qe ne purreit aler du matin belement le pas treis liues de veye [...]  354
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xivm )  y te covient aller tut belement tes membres estendre  10.75
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  la ne poet mon piee aler qe mult belement le pas  75
quietly, stealthily
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Trop i veit grant perte en l’assaut maintenir; Fit les tuit belement pur iceo resortir  1210
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Ja si belement ne leverat Ke alcun de nus nel saverat  (C) 433
3carefully, gently
( 1121-35; MS: s.xii3/3 )  quant li oiselet Sunt el nid petitet, Entre ses pez les prent, Porte les belement Al soleil  2030
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