blemir (s.xiiiin)

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blemir (s.xiiiin)

[ FEW: 15/i,156b *blesmjan; Gdf: 1,661b blesmir; GdfC: 8,331b blesmir; TL: 1,999 blesmir; DEAF:  blesmir; DMF:  blêmir; TLF:  blêmir; OED:  blemish v.; MED:  blemishen v.; DMLBS: 203c blemire ]
blemer;  bleimer;  blesmer,  blesmir  

v.a.

1to damage, harm
( c.1235; MS: c.1235 )  As cors garder i vint un grant lu enchani, De chens ne d’autres bestes ke nul ne fust blesmi  1550
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  Unke de feu nen  (ed. n’en) out damage, Ne unke feu de ren blesmee La seinte ymage honuré  125.50
( c.1270; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Ne suffri pas que sa netteté [...] de rien li fust blemé  274
( 1324-25 )  q’il (=the king) veoille comaunder [...] qe sa esglise [...] ne seit blemyie ne desherité  i 426
to violate
( MS: s.xiii-s.xiv )  (B.V.M.) unkes ne feu blesmee De home, ne adesee  34.35
lawto injure, impair, infringe (of legal rights etc.)
( 1281 )  sanz blesmir de riens les franchises de vos chapeles  26
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1 )  refrener la folie De cels qe si bleimeient nostre seignurie  482.294
( 1305 )  sun estat ne eust mie mult esté blemie  33-35 Ed I 51
( 1327 )  qe burgs, cités et viles de franchise eynt lours frankes usages et costumes saunz desturbance de nuli et nient blemés  122
lawto invalidate
( 1301 )  il la puet afermer saunz blemir son serment e saunz la coroune desheriter  104
2to stain, discolour, blemish
( c.1270; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Kar de l’une e de l’autre desculuree est en ceste vie e blesmee  1116
also_fig.to blemish, sully
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiim )  orguil het e lecherie, Unc sa char ne fud blesmie  1430
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  touz les gros pecchez dont vus estes blemiz e entechiez  80.8

v.n.

1to be damaged
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii1 )  Peridon (a precious stone) [...] Ne porroit ardoir ne blesmir  295

p.pr._as_a.

1damaging, injurious to
( 1323-25 )  damageouses (et blemisantes vostre honur)  119
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