composer (s.xii1)

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composer (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 8,65b pausare; Gdf: 2,211a composer; GdfC: 9,141c composer; TL: 2,635 composer; DEAF:  composer; DMF:  composer; TLF:  composer / composant; OED:  compose v.; MED:  composen v.; DMLBS: 405a compausare / componere ]


1 to bring about, put together
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 ) torceuneries les voz mains composent  75.57.2
literatureto compose, write (a work)
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  Ne me doit estre a mal torné Si di ço q’autre a composé  150


1to come to an agreement
( 1376 )  B. de G. […] ovesque liquel les gentz […] composerent nadgaires d’une certainne ranceon  51.17
( 1400-01 )  plain povoir de convenir, traitier, composer, […] & finablement accorder & venir aux bonne paiz & acorde  ii 157
( 1404 )  nulle persone […] avera provision d’aucune ercheveschié […] jesques atant qe elle ait composé ovesqe la chambre de l’Apostoil de paier […]  iii 557


1 adorned, arranged
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 ) [...] les filles d'icels composedes, avirun ornedes sicume semblance de temple  129.143.14
1grave, sedate
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  […] seinz om […] qui resemblot bien Morigerat e composez  18233
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