belir (1255-59)

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belir (1255-59)

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


1to embellish
( 1255-59; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  La rose et la violete Belist la blanchur  1622
to sweeten, make pleasant
( MS: s.xiii/xiv )  amenet: (D) belit(var. (C: xiii2) delitet; (L: xiii/xiv) beleyt)  ii 69

v.refl. brighten, clear up (of weather)
( 1281-86 )  le tens se belira  51
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