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chere1 (1121-25)

[ FEW: 2/i,348b cara; Gdf: 2,123a chiere 1; GdfC: 9,70a chere; TL: 2,396 chiere; DEAF:  chiere; DMF:  chère; TLF:  chère; OED:  cheer n.1; MED:  chere n.1; DMLBS: ]
cheir,  cher,  cherre;  chier,  chiere,  chire;  char  

s.

1face, countenance
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Donc parla A. qui ot la char hardie  6107
( 1174-75; MS: c.1200 )  Gentil rei d’Engleterre a la char tres hardie  5
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xivm )  De la bouche et de la chiere  15
( MS: s.xiv/xv )  vultus: chere  i 158
look, expression
( 1121-25; MS: s.xiv1 )  Quant vi que (J.C.) as mains ert Pilate, Dunc oi chere forment mate  1284
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  Unkes ne li remua chere (on looking at the most handsome man in the world), K’el n’eut pas quer com autre femme  446
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  Tant sovent com soi desguisot, Ses voiz od ses chieres muot  68rb
a bele chere
warmly, in kindly fashion
( c.1241; MS: s.xiii2 )  ke trestuz les hostes […] seyent des porters […] curteysement, e fraunchement e a bele chere receu  402
heitiée chere
heitié
a male chere
emotionunhappily
( c.1185 )  Dunc brait e crie a male chere  4560
ové bone chere
emotionwith pleasure, satisfaction
( 1400 )  la lisoit ové bone chier, distinctement et overtement  267.32
demener doluruse chere
emotionto be downcast, dejected
( s.xivm; MS: c.1400 )  commencea dolerouse chier demesner  216
faire chere
to reveal, betray by one’s look
( 1214-16 )  Neporquant onqors soi tint clos […] Q’onc nen fist chiere ne semblant Qu’il fust ne mué ne changié  190
faire diverses cheres
to pull faces
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Les envius sunt les jugelours au dyable ke ne sevunt servir de nule autre chose fors de fere diverses cheris (vars. cheres (BN)MS: s.xiv1), bestorner lour louthes (l. bouches) a tort  42.18
que chere faites vous?
politenesshow are you?
( 1396; MS: c.1400 )  'Damoiselle, que chere faitez vous?' 'Mon signeur, tres bon chere, Dieu mercy'  64
faire bele, bone, heitiee chere (a)
to welcome, greet gladly
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  Herland, li senescal, lur fait chiere heitee  749
( 1396; MS: c.1400 )  il fait aussi bon chere quant il flate comme il fait quant il parle de bon cuer  92
faire lurde chere
lurd
faire desheitee, laide, male, marrie, murne chere
emotionto look unhappy, downcast
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiim )  Quant surveue l’unt, chere funt desheitee, Cum gent ke sevent ben k’a perte esteit turnee  (O) 4689
( c.1184; MS: s.xiiiex )  Tant esteit a Deu entendant k’unkes de pöur ne fist semblant Ne male chiere  1737
( MS: s.xiiim )  Dunc plura li autre e fist mult male chiere  1087
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  e fet marrie chere e morne  193.6
( s.xivin; MS: c.1335 )  demaunda […] pur quoy fesoit si mourne chere  11.39
(TBD)  […] plorat e fist laide chiere  5275
faire chere murnie
murni
mustrer bele, bone chere a
to be hospitable to, make welcome
( s.xivin; MS: s.xiv1 )  pus le assit a manger E ly moustra mout bele cher  112
( 1390-1412; MS: s.xv1 )  vostre tresbone et tresgentil seignurie et chier que vous avez moustré […]  380.3
la chere mue (a)
muer#1
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