covent2 (c.1136-37)

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covent2 (c.1136-37)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1130b conventum; Gdf: 2,348c covent; GdfC: ; TL: 2,986 covent; DEAF:  covent 1; DMF:  convent; TLF: ; OED: ; MED:  covaunt n.; DMLBS:  convenire (p.ppl.) ]
covant;  convent,  cuvent  

s.

1agreement, promise
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiii1/3 )  Par cel covent s’entrebaiserent, Ces covenanz bien tenuz erent  4353
( 1174-75; MS: c.1200 )  E quant il l’avra rendu, e cil bien le prent, Ne li deit en nule curt desdire le cuvent  285
2terms, conditions
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  […] Lor covint maleit gré lour […] le grant tort chier comparer […] Ore en orrez par qual covant  14ra
par tel covent cum, que
1on condition that
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiii1/3 )  si me faites rendre m’onur. [Par] tel covent cum jo l’avrai, Chascun [de vus] s’onur rendrai  1879
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  El me dona ses duns mult beaus par tiel covent Ke li mustrasse Horn  678
aver en covent a
1to promise
( 1174-75; MS: c.1200 )  ‘Sire,’ fait li messagier, ‘jol vus ai en cuvent’  352
( s.xiiex; MS: 1272-82 )  Jeo ly oy en covent Devaunt toute ma gent Par taunt ke soie viffs Ne li vodroie pis  379
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  […] Si cum en cuvent li aveit  1303
tenir covent a
1to keep faith with
( c.1185 )  Il li ad ben tenu covent  7769
( c.1230?; MS: s.xiiim )  rehet […] De rien promettre […] Dunt ne peust tenir cuvent A cel malade  4487
This is an AND2 Phase 1 (A-E) entry © 2000-2006 The Anglo-Norman Dictionary. On-line entry partially revised after the print version of AND2 went to press (2007-03-22) The printed edition of AND2 A-E is published by Taylor & Francis for the MHRA, sole owners of the print-media publication rights. All other rights reserved. Digitisation funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.
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