belir (c.1255)

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belir (c.1255)

[ FEW: *1,319a bellus; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  bel 1 (belir); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  bellish v.; MED:  belshing ger.; DMLBS: ]
beleier  

v.a.

1to embellish
( c.1255; MS: s.xiv1 )  La rose et la violete Belist la blanchur  1622
to sweeten, make pleasant
( MS: s.xiii/xiv )  amenet: (D) belit(vars. delitet (C)MS: xiii2; beleyt (L)MS: xiii/xiv)  ii 69

v.refl.

1meteo.to brighten, clear up (of weather)
( 1281-86 )  le tens se belira  51
embelir 
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