choisir (1121-25)

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choisir (1121-25)

[ FEW: 16,302b kausjan; Gdf: 2,127b choisir; GdfC: 9,84a choisir; TL: 2,411 choisir; DEAF:  choisir; DMF:  choisir; TLF:  choisir; OED:  choose v. / choise v.; MED:  chesen v.; DMLBS: ]
choiser,  choisiere,  choisire;  cheser,  chesiere,  chesir;  choser,  chosser;  chousir;  cheyser,  p.p.pl. suses  ii 140  

v.a.

1to perceive, see
( 1121-25; MS: s.xiv1 )  Nuls d'els trestuz choisir ne pout La haltece que li munz out  1189
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiii1/3 )  Desuz un bois le tref choisirent  5516
( c.1200; MS: c.1300 )  Un feu ad choisi e veu  568
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  Icest enfant tant musa Amunt e aval, sa e la; De la croiz choisi le grant luur [...]  59
to look at, inspect
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Tost broche son cheval, purprent un pui agu E choisi lur estre e puis est descendu  1671
2to choose
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  eslisez de ces deus e choisisez a vostre oes le quel ke vus voudrez mieuz  203.10
( c.1340 )  incontinent pluis que l’admirall ad eslié, pris et choisé aucune  (ed. ancune) nief […]  10 (V)
( 1379-80 )  qe en ce Parlement soient esluz & choisés les cynk principalx officers  iii 73
( 1394 )  le meliour espei que y voet choser  i 199
(TBD)  eligunt: choysent  ii 132
3to take (for), mistake (for)
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  de premier quant il lui virent, Por beste mue lui choisirent Car hallez ert e tot velu  36ra

v.absol.

1to make a choice
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiii1/3 )  En icel tens Heate transit, A Hectoldesham dunc unt choisit  1500
( 1293 )  La ou home ad deuz remedies yl purra cheyser  21-22 Ed I 23

sbst._inf.

1choice
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  E vos filles idonc dorrai a lur choisir  3882
choisir a
to choose as
( c.1245; MS: c.1255 )  Deu t’a [a]  (ms. te a) nostre roi choisi  833
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