cointe (c.1120)

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cointe (c.1120)

[ FEW: 2/i,843b cognitus; Gdf: 2,173c cointe 1; GdfC: ; TL: 2,549 cointe; DEAF:  cointe; DMF:  cointe; TLF: ; OED:  quaint adj., adv. and n.2; MED:  queint(e adj.; DMLBS: 373b cognitus ]
coynte,  cuente,  cuinte;  kointe;  quaint,  quainte,  quaynt,  queint,  queinte,  quente,  quint,  quointe,  coymte,  koynte,  queite quei[n]te  4226  

a.

1(of people) clever, astute, quick-witted
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  Saive est e cointe e grant sen fait  10ra
( s.xiii2/3; MS: s.xiii2 )  mes cointes serra e mult sage  194
( MS: s.xiiiex )  callidus gallice: koynte  ii 161
( MS: s.xiii2 )  sollers: (D) coymte  ii 19
experienced, familiar (with)
( MS: c.1120 )  Vait par les rues dunt il ja bien fut cointe  212
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  Kar turmente si grant levat Dunt li plus cuinte s’esmaiat  282
( 1316 )  il n’i ad si quaynt home du mound qi grauntereit l’eyd  Ed II xx 109
expert, skilful
( s.xivin; MS: s.xivm )  la femme prent un garceon quoynt vielours (=viol-player) et assemee  44
(of things) ingenious
( 1271-72; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  cointe [sic] haires seient tenduz ke receivent l’asaut des darz ou des seetes  128.12
2crafty, cunning
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  Que ne oiet la voiz des murmuranz ne de l’enchanteur les enchantemenz cuintes (Latin: callidas)  99.LVII.5
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  ceus poveres truans ke trop sotius e trop queintes sunt ke lour […] plous horrible plaie boutont tot dis avant en la veue de la gent (=to get alms)  87.27
(TBD)  vulpes hastute: gupils quayntes, coyntis  ii 141
devious, underhand
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  (Woman) Plus cointe qe serpent, ardante cum dragon  7617
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  qe trestouz ceux soint enditez, par qi teles covertes (vars. cointes (A)MS: s.xiv) felonies (=homicides by poisoning, etc.) ount esté fetes  i 34
( MS: s.xiii2 )  nafer: (D) gallice koynte  ii 17
3elegant
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiim )  La dame esteit de bone vie, Bele e queinte e eschevie  4346
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  mult me siu le plus peynés de me faire coynte de chausure  77
smart, fashionable
( 1261 )  (a nobleman may wish to refurbish his harness) pur ceo qe il li semble bon, queyntes ou eneyses  78
4arrogant
( c.1185 )  Cointes estes e ramponus  9152

s.

1wise man
( s.xiv; MS: s.xivm )  jeo reproveroi la quointise des queintes (Latin: prudentiam prudentium reprobabo)  1vb
2trick, deceit
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  de male art, ou par quointes nient avouable  20
cointe de
aware of
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  (The Devil) De tempter Adam pas ne fu Hardi, […], Mes la femme […] Si fu cointise (vars. cuentes (Y)MS: s.xiii4/4) de sa treisun  124
cointe de, en
expert, knowledgeable in
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Indien furent […] cointe de bataille  4101
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Cointe se fist en nostre lei  1332
aver a cointe
to be fond of
( s.xiii2/4; MS: c.1300 )  Trop l’avez a cointe (=the world). Par li vus ert jointe Mort a remanant  898
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