contractiun (s.xii2/4)

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contractiun (s.xii2/4)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1118a contractio; Gdf: 2,267b contraction 1; GdfC: ; TL: 2,777 contracion; DEAF:  contracion; DMF:  contraction 1; TLF: ; OED:  contraction n.; MED:  contraccioun n; DMLBS: 470c contractio ]


1med.(involuntary muscular) contraction
( s.xii2/4; MS: c.1200 )  Sardine [...]; ele tolt sanglutement et contratiun (l. contra[c]tiun?) dé nerfs  110.XLVII.4
( c.1270; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  E tant fu la contractiun dé nerfs Ke ses piez as nages furent aers  M453
( MS: s.xiv1 )  pur contractiun dé nerfs  73.610
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