blandir (c.1136-37)

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blandir (c.1136-37)

[ FEW: 1,394a blandire; Gdf: 1,657b blandir 2; GdfC: ; TL: 1,989 blandir; DEAF:  blandir; DMF:  blandir 1 / blandir 2; TLF: ; OED:  blandish v.; MED:  blaundishen v.; DMLBS: 202c blandiri ]
blaundir;  blandier  

v.a.

1to blandish, flatter, cajole
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiii1/3 )  tant la preiad, tant la blandid Qu’ele li cuntad tut e gehid  258
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  Fiz, n’assentir As pecchanz s’il te vunt blandir  590
( s.xiii; MS: 1330-40 )  Femme [...] Blaundist le homme  (ed. homne) e pus le afole  ii 221
to encourage
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  (God) nus cumforte, il nus blandie, E par sa pitié nus recrie  5669
2to stroke, caress
( 1214-16 )  il l’amot e la (= cat) blandit  1732
3to protect
( c.1213; MS: s.xivin )  Entur la seinte martir (the dove) volat [E] de son duz vol li confortat; De ses [deus] eles la blandi Et de la flamme defendi  565

v.n.

1to flatter
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Plus seurement precha par taunt A pechurs; ne voleyt blaundir Ne lur peché issy nuryr  5319
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  La escorpion primes blandit e enaprés est mout felonesse  39.14

p.pr._as_a.

1flattering, suave, persuasive
( MS: s.xiii/xiv )  blandientis: (D) blandisant(vars. debonere (L)MS: xiii/xiv)  ii 77
2palliative, superficial
( c.1300; MS: s.xivin )  La cure de ptisike est double. L’une est verraye, l’autre est blandisante  ii 162

p.pr._as_s.

1flatterer
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xivin )  Si moult vous plest li blandisant, Gardez tres bien del dart trenchant  645

sbst._inf.

1blandishment, flattery
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  il nos rovat fuir Lur alaiter e lur blandir  864
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiii1 )  Ke par blandir e par pour Le pusint mettre en errur  525
( c.1235; MS: c.1235 )  Pur losengerie, pur duns ne pur blandir  1235
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