conquester (c.1136-37)

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conquester (c.1136-37)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1058b conquirere; Gdf: 2,246c conquester; GdfC: ; TL: 2,712 conquester; DEAF:  conquerre (conquester); DMF:  conquêter; TLF:  conquêter; OED:  conquest v.; MED:  conquesten v.; DMLBS: 444b conquaestare ]
conquestre;  cunquester,  cunquestre  

v.a. conquer
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiiex )  Cel pais sur els cunquestad  944
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2 )  Assez ai conquesté, e assez conquerai, si puse aver santé  2605
( 1405-06 )  les bones et continuelx labour et diligence queux il ad eue […] pur conquester la dite terre de Gales  iii 569
2to win (a contest)
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2 )  Jeo ai le curs vencu e conquesté  2546
3to obtain, gain
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Quant A. vit qu’il ne put passer Ne as destreiz par agueit nul[e] rien conquester  6265
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  joe ai cunversé entre mut male gent Ki mut poi m’unt doné: n’ai cunquesté neent  4289
lawto recover
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  si le tenant soit lay, si purra il dire qe […] cist pleintif […] neqedent ne i purra rien conquestre (var. (N: c.1310) reconquere; (M: s.xivin) conquere; (G: s.xiv1/3) conquester), car […]  ii 208
4to improve, better
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  De kanke afert al sun mester L’em ne porreit ren conquester […] Ke ne mentist en sa matire  73.225

v.n. make conquests
( MS: s.xiii1 )  Cum marinir vont par la mer En plusors terres conquester  185.908
2to obtain reward, payment
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  Si venez el pais remaindre u conquester Joe vus dei retenir  2247


1hist.the (Norman) Conquest
( 1278 )  ceste R. tent uncore du Cunquestre par le Cunquerur  i 2
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