cortement (s.xiii3/3)

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cortement (s.xiii3/3)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1586a curtus; Gdf: 2,318c cortement; GdfC: 9,228a courtement; TL: 2,917 cort 2 (cortement); DEAF:  cort 2 (corement); DMF:  courtement; TLF:  courtement; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
courtement,  curtement;  courtment  

adv.

1briefly, in a condensed manner
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xiv4/4 )  fraunceis ne serra pas escript si courtement come latyn  38.F98
2briefly, for a short time
( 1347 )  les Justices des assises […] sont assiz si courtement en lour sessions q’ils ne poent la verité de la dite fauxine trier  ii 167
3shortly, bluntly, without ceremony
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  J. de L. […] vus dist curtement […]  i 309
( 1323-25 )  nous feut dit cortement qe jamés le roi graunteroit ne treteroit de repel  187
4quickly, without delay
( 1307-10 )  il voleit avoir le maner courtement ou s’il ne peust avoir le maner de lui, il se darreit a la partie adverse  255
( MS: s.xiv1 )  Mult courtement se aquita  247
( 1325-27 )  le Chancellier de France […] ly respondi qe courtement nulle deliverance ne (ne) dust il avoir  242

quasi-adv.

1quick
( s.xiv1/4; MS: s.xivm )  nous dyouns so hou pur ceo q’il est plus courtement a dire que sa hou  148
cortement a dire
in brief
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1 )  Curtement a dire, respouns avoyt volage  425.2486
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  Si qe, courtement a dire, […]  75
cortement a parler
in brief
( s.xiii3/3; MS: s.xivm )  Mes courtement a parler, […]  45.5
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