complexion (s.xiiex)

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complexion (s.xiiex)

[ FEW: 2/ii,983b complexio; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,140c complession; TL: 2,630 complessïon; DEAF:  complexïon; DMF:  complexion; TLF:  complexion; OED:  complexion n.; MED:  complexioun n.; DMLBS: 409a complexio ]
complexioun,  complexiun,  conplexion  79.223 complexxion,  complection  


( c.1300; MS: s.xivin )  (headache) avient en divers lus de la teste solonc les quatre complexions  ii 137
( 1266-1300; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Et sourdent ces .iiii. complexxions [sic] de .iiii. humours du cors  312
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  L’aage, la complexion, la region, la diete, le tens de l’an […]  i 183
( 1267; MS: c.1300 )  cil k’ad la complexiun En armonie […]  6662
( 1266-1300; MS: c.1300 )  om use bonnes viandes et boires convenables et acordans a sa nature et a sa complection  79.215
( MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Veyr […] est atempré e de oel complexion  352
2character, temperament
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiiim )  Por le viltage de lor complexion  175
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xivm )  Cely q’ad mene complexion [...] est [...] de bone memorye et bone composicion et de bon engyn  16
3physical constitution or nature
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiiim )  (why JC felt his torments more than other people would) Kar il n'out complexiun si de sa mere nun, e le plus si fu tendre; kar si de charnel pere fust venu e de mere, sa peine ust esté mendre  138.105
4(facial) complexion
( c.1300; MS: s.xivin )  […] ke vus conoistret par roujor de la face e par la complexion  ii 148
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