contrepoiser (1212)

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contrepoiser (1212)

[ FEW: 8,192b pensare; Gdf: 2,277b contrepeser; GdfC: 9,184c contrepeser; TL: 2,802 contrepeser; DEAF:  peser (*); DMF:  contrepeser; TLF:  contrepeser; OED:  counterpoise v.; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
contrepeiser,  contrepeser  


1to counterbalance, weigh one against another
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  li seint [...] contrepeisent Qe puesse estre entre illusion E entre revelation  19280
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  soeffrir […] anguises, travailles […] pur contrepeser a les maux qe j’ai fait  4
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