contretenir (1121-25)

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contretenir (1121-25)

[ FEW: 13/i,215a tenere; Gdf: 2,280c contretenir; GdfC: ; TL: 2,807 contretenir; DEAF:  tenir 1 (contretenir); DMF:  contretenir; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 474c contratenere ]


1to oppose, resist
( 1121-25; MS: s.xiv1 )  Altre beste veient venir Qui bien le deit cuntretenir  928
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiiiin )  (the Bretons assemble their fleet) Pur lur terre recovrir revindrent, Mais li Engleis la lor cuntretindrent Sis chacierent par force e par poeir Desqu'en Guales  27.16
2to hold back, prevent from moving
( 1163-70; MS: s.xiii2 )  sa main met al bastun, Si l’asaie de traire a sei Mais la merite del saint rei A le bastun cuntretenu  5866


1 to oppose, offer resistance
( 1155; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  E encor la u assis sunt E u il nul succurs n'atendent, Se contretienent e defendent  4662
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