bienfaire (s.xii1)

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bienfaire (s.xii1)


[ FEW: 3,352a facere; Gdf: 1,646a bienfaisant; GdfC: 8,323a bienfaisant; TL: ; DEAF:  faire (bienfaire, bienfesant); DMF:  bienfaire / bienfaisant; TLF:  bien-faire / bienfaisant; OED:  beneficient a.; MED: ; DMLBS: 191b benefacere /192a benefactivus ] bienfesant  


bienfaire a
1 to do good to, treat well
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 ) Bienfai, Sire, as bons e as dreiturers de cuer (Latin: Benefac, Domine, bonis et rectis corde)  122.124.4

1beneficent person
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  Jesus regne es bienfesanz E li diables es peccheanz  90vb35
bien  bienfaisour  bienfait  bienfaitor  faire#1 
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