coupler (s.xii3/4)

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coupler (s.xii3/4)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1158a copula; Gdf: 2,335b coupler; GdfC: 9,221c coupler; TL: 2,833 copler; DEAF:  cople (copler); DMF:  coupler; TLF:  coupler; OED:  couple v.; MED:  couplen v.; DMLBS: 488b copulare ]
copler,  cupler  

v.a.

1to couple, leash together
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  Ses berners fet ses chens cupler  4484
to couple, link
( s.xiiex; MS: c.1335 )  Bien furent entre eus couplés De parage e de beautez  179
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  Lé cors cuplent (var. emplentMS: s.xivin) quatre elemenz  1989
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  silence et esperance sunt couplez ensemble  186.22
( 1304 )  il poent coupler les deuz (=points of an answer) asemble  32-33 Ed I 289
lawto join in matrimony
( c.1290 )  ele ne fut unques a ly par leal matrimoine couplee (var. acuplé; complé) (l. couuplé)  165
( 1311 )  coplé a ly en leau matrimonie  Ed II xi 38
to tie, join
( s.xiii2; MS: s.xiiiex )  'Les cheveruns de nos mesuns de cedre sunt coplie'  784
2mil.to join in battle
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Jamés ne serray lez si serrom ajusté Corps contre corps la bataille couplé  5278
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiiiex )  cest porte gardez Tant qe sums revenu et ové Sarazins couplez  706

v.n.

1to copulate
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  il (=married couple) poent charnelement cupler sanz mortel pecché  41.52
2mil.to join battle (with)
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiiiex )  Quant S. out bien ové Sarrazins couplee  1059

v.refl.

1to join together
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  si curage e reisun Tant bien se sunt cuplé en un […]  7924
2mil.to join battle (with)
( s.xii2; MS: s.xiiex )  Ne te poz pas a lui cupler, kar tu es vadlez e il est un merveillus bers  34

p.p._as_a.

1leashed, yoked together
( c.1200; MS: s.xivin )  li brachet trestuz cuplé  565
( MS: s.xiii/xiv )  siniugi: (L) cuplé(var. decouplés (D)MS: xiii/xiv)  ii 74
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