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certes1 (1120-40)

[ FEW: 5,424b certes; Gdf: 2,24b certes; GdfC: 9,21c certes; TL: 2,134 certes; DEAF:  cert; DMF:  certes; TLF:  certes; OED:  certes adv.; MED:  certes adv.; DMLBS: 318c certe ]
certe,  certez,  certs,  certz;  serte,  sertes,  sertis  

adv.

1certainly, surely
( MS: 1120-40 ) De nule cose, certes, nel sai blasmer  342
( s.xii4/4; MS: s.xiii )  Certes, ne sai que faire puisse  (Sn1) 536
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiv2 )  Qe meuz me seit, sertis ne say, Si la prenderay ou guerpiray  481
( s.xiiiin; MS: c.1300 )  kaunt il me avera le chef enveé, jeo en frai certes kanke ly vent a greez  68
( MS: s.xiv2 )  Icest oygnement est verrai certe Pur tote manere de gute aperte  519
a, par certes
1indeed, in truth
( MS: 1120-40 ) Sains Boneface [...] Aveit an Rome un eglise mult bele. Iloec an portent danz Alexis a certes  588
( c.1185 )  Par certes, sul en ma chemise Irreie od li hors del pais  1612
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiii3/3 )  ‘Ne sui je ço? ke vus est vis?’. Isolt respunt: ‘Par certes, nun!’  367
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  a certes Mult vus en porreient venir granz pertes Ke teu chose alissez vantant  263
( 1390-1412; MS: s.xv1 )  je ne vouldroie a certes pur nulle riens que […]  85.26
a certes (u a gab)
1in earnest (or in jest)
( s.xii2; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  Est ço a certes ou a gas?  888
tres a certes
1emphatically, urgently
( 1390-1412; MS: s.xv1 )  si tresacertes come je puisse de tout mon cuer je vous supplie q’ il vous plese […]  275.7
a decertes
1indeed, in truth
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  jeo le vus di pur verité e a decertes sachez  264.25
saver en certes
1to know for sure, have no doubt
( 1390-1412; MS: s.xv1 )  Sachez en certez que […]  353.9
cert  acertes  adecertes  tresadecertes 
This is an AND2 Phase 1 (A-E) entry © 2000-2006 The Anglo-Norman Dictionary. On-line entry partially revised after the print version of AND2 went to press (2007-03-22) The printed edition of AND2 A-E is published by Taylor & Francis for the MHRA, sole owners of the print-media publication rights. All other rights reserved. Digitisation funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.
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