converser (c.1120)

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converser (c.1120)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1132a conversari; Gdf: 2,287b converser; GdfC: 9,190b converser; TL: 2,817 converser; DEAF:  converser; DMF:  converser; TLF:  converser 1; OED:  converse v.; MED:  conversen v.1; DMLBS: 480b conversari ]
comverser;  cunverser,  cunversier,  cuverser  

v.n.

1to dwell, stay
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  vos covient el monde ovrer Tant com i devez converser  308
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiii1 )  En un lungtaing pais lungement conversai  1177
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiim )  Leu (=wolf) estrange ne poet durer Pres d’iluec ne cunverser  310
to live
( 1121-25; MS: s.xiv1 )  Nus sumes ci vint e .iiij.; Ci conversum en cest atre  718
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Un frere abbé qui conversout A Toncestre en abbeie  2095
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  Quant lunges i (=in Knaresburgh) out conversé Si se est encuntre lit cuché  106va14
2to mingle, have dealings
( c.1174; MS: s.xiiiin )  Quant entre les clers converse, robe avra cumunal  574
( MS: s.xiii1 )  cohoperiat: (D) cuverset (l. cunverset)  243
( 1369 )  entrecomuneront & converseront & marchanderont les gentz d’une coustee & d’autre franchement & paisiblement  i 933
euph.to have sexual relations
( MS: c.1120 )  converserent ansemble longament, N’orent amfant, peiset lur en formant  21
( c.1188-95; MS: s.xii4/4 )  Od sa bele muiller puis cunversad Adans; Par la volented Deu ad engendrez enfanz  151
3to gather, accumulate
( s.xiv2; MS: s.xiv2 )  Devant en la front converset le sanc  ii 259

v.refl.

1eccl.monasticto enter the monastic life
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  la celle ou li ami Dé De primes se fut conversé  34rb

p.pr._as_gerund

1resident, residing
( 1292 )  joe suy clerk conversant a les escoles  20-21 Ed I 297
( 1378 )  Cetezeins & d’autres venantz ou conversantz illoeqes  iii 41

p.pr._as_a.

1conversant, familiar (with)
( c.1260; MS: c.1275 )  estranges ke ren ne sevent del jugement ne nent sunt conversaunt vers cele curt  100

p.pr._as_s.

1resident, dweller
( 1388 )  sibien a les inhabitantz & conversantz es dites citees  ii 59 xiii

sbst._inf.

1living together
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  Commune avuns del converser, De vendre ensemble e d’acater  773
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