contrepenser (s.xii1)

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contrepenser (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 8,197b pensare; Gdf: 2,277b contrepenser; GdfC: ; TL: 2,801 contrepenser; DEAF:  penser (*); DMF:  contrepenser; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
countrepenser,  cuntrepenser  


1to anticipate, expect
( s.xii2; MS: s.xii3/3 )  le liu certeinement espiez u il seit […], kar bien cuntrepense que jo cuintement le aguait  47
2to forestall
( 1214-16; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Mes Charles countrepensa cest engyn cum cil ke mout fu sages  309


1shrewd, calculating
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv1 )  Esteit plus fiers ke nuls leuns Encuntre pensez (var. (B: s.xiv2/4) E contre pensez ) de purpens  1823 (var.)
contrepenser par oil
1to give a nod and a wink
( s.xii1; MS: 1155-60 )  mi enemi mençungier, haant mei en vein cuntrepensant par oil (Latin: inimici mei mendaces, odientes me frustra conniventes oculo)  58.XXXIV.20
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