contendre (1212)

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contendre (1212)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1103a contendere; Gdf: 2,262c contendre; GdfC: ; TL: 2,764 contendre; DEAF:  contendre; DMF:  contendre; TLF:  contendant; OED:  contend v.; MED:  contenden v.; DMLBS: 464c contendere ]


1to strive
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  Si acoururent erraument Li riche e li povre ensement Com por contendre e estriver Qui lui peust plus enourer  9733
2to resist, fight back
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Quant E. ne pout contendre Ne la terre vers eus defendre  103


1fight, battle
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  cil luter e cil contendre  17834

1battling, at war
( 1439 )  affin que ceste mattiere de paix [...] tresnecessaire aux deux roiaulmes [...] ne demourast en desespoir, mes a la louenge de Dieu, honneur des princes contendans et transquillité de leurs povres subgetz, se peust renouveller  458
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