captiver (s.xiii3/4)

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captiver (s.xiii3/4)

[ FEW: 2/i,331b captivus; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,425b captiver; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  captiver; TLF:  captiver; OED:  captive v.; MED:  captiven v.; DMLBS: 275c captivare ]


1to entrap, ensnare
( s.xiii3/4; MS: c.1275 )  les femmes […] captivent le homme en pecché  614
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