compasser1 (s.xii1)

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compasser1 (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 2/ii,971b compassare; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,138b compasser; TL: 2,624 compasser; DEAF:  compasser; DMF:  compasser; TLF:  compasser; OED:  compass v.1; MED:  compassen v.; DMLBS: 403c compassare ]
compaser;  cumpaser,  cumpasser,  compenser  

v.a.

1to describe a circle around
( s.xiiex; MS: c.1200 )  circinus quod est romanice ‘cumpas’, unde circinare .i. ‘cumpasser’  143.89
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiiiin )  circino, -as, .i. compasser  87
encompass, surround
( MS: s.xiv2 )  il lour firent caves et fossez des tuz la terre, et ly compasserunt ové fortz murs  5v
2to measure out, mark out
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  (the Lord) acertes cumpasserad (vars. compasserad (B)MS: s.xiiiex) (Latin: appendet) le cercle nient movable  177.XCV.10
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  si […] prist a deviser Soutilment e a compasser L’oratoire e les edifices  51rb
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xivin )  Fundement i unt compassé, Puis funt venir les maçons  5053
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  E prent une verge en sa main, Si li mesura de lung & lee Coment le overaine serra levé […] Trestut entur a la runde Li compassa al mels del munde  215.84
3to construct, fashion
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  jeo cumpassai (Latin: appendi) les columnes de lui (=the earth)  132.LXXIV.3
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Trestotes les overaynes erent compassees De saffirs e d’esmeraudes  4310
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  Li frere, un jor quant compassoient La celle, un pierre i trovoient  44rb
to compose
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv2/4 )  Marie autresi, Ki en rime fist e basti E compassa  (ms. co[m]pensa) les vers de lais  37
4to devise, work out
( c.1185 )  La reine lor ad mustré Quel cunseil ele ad cumpasé  10970
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  La cheytyve esteyt compassaunt Queu part peut aver sucurs  7807
to plot, plan
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1 )  ceo fu grant damage qu’ensi sont eschapez, Car tiel traison par eus serra ja compassez […]  346.1442
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  ceus qi occient le Rei ou compassent del faire  15
( 1321 )  en cumpassaunt de esloigner le quoer notre Seynur le Roi des piers de la terre  i 182

p.pr._as_a.

1plotting, scheming
( c.1335; MS: s.xivm )  et si estoit il orguillous et hautein et compassant de felonye  92

p.pr._as_s.

1plotter
( c.1335; MS: s.xivm )  abatre le venim de les faux compassanz  144

p.p._as_a.

1calculated to, with the aim of
( 1306 )  la sute des auntes le dit J. maliciusement e en sa desheritaunce compassé  224
2formed, fashioned
( c.1300; MS: s.xivm )  Parla […] [De] baroun prendre a son devis, Si compassé a son delit Qe […]  447
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