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decliner (s.xii¼)

[ FEW: 3,26a declinare; Gdf: 2,446a decliner; GdfC: 2,182c decliner; TL: 2,1255 decliner; DEAF: ; DMF:  décliner; TLF:  décliner; OED:  decline v.; MED:  declinen v.; DMLBS: 578a declinare ]
descliner  

v.a.

1to incline, turn (towards)
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  Ne decl[i]nz(Latin: Ne declines) mun cuer en malvaise parole  250.CXL.4
( c.1270; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Kar teus appetiz l’alme decline As corruptibles volentez  437
2to bring down (upon)
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  Kar declinerent en mei felunies  54.3
3fig.to destroy
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  (Sin) si ad duble racine KI humeine nature decline  3048
4to avoid
( c.1270; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Mieuz serra suffert [...] Si l’en seit la chose devant, E mieuz eschivre le peot en E decliner par aucun sen  1321
5gramm.to decline
( c.1400; MS: s.xv1 )  Quelle chose est decliner? Tenier le comencement du mot et changer le fyn  132

v.n.

1to sink, decline (into)
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Quant veient lur parent qe a mort decline  4703
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Eynz avera plus et plus de pert, Et desclynant ert en povert  366
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  pur eider nostre remembraunce qe chescun jour decline en obliaunce  90
astron.(of the sun) to go down
( 1113-19; MS: s.xii2 )  Li soleils quant decline  2646
( c.1235; MS: c.1235 )  Li solailz ja decline e li jurs envespri  1055
to grow weak
( c.1185 )  La nostre gent forment decline Et si resbaldisent les lor  11154
to come to an end
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Le jur est aclinez (vars. declinez  (C)MS: s.xiiim; turne en declin (P)MS: c.1310)  3215
2to degenerate
( c.1235; MS: c.1235 )  (the Jews) tuz jurs declinerent puis de mal en pis  163
3to look down
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  lur oilz poserent decliner en terre (Latin: declinare in terram)  22.XVI.11
to bow down
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1 )  A toi declineient en graunt amistee  463.106
4to rest
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1 )  ad Seynt Alban venrount volunter Ouf ly roys E. pur ceo parlementer Si ouf son consaylle i voylle decliner  385.1487
( MS: s.xiv2 )  il lui dist: ‘Declines un poy et sees yci’  (A) 78rb
( 1376-77 )  il n’avoit dont son test en les manoirs de sa esglise temporels poet decliner  ii 373
( 1415; MS: s.xv1/4 )  lez coubtez sur queux je decline quant je su laas  77.31
5to alter one’s behaviour
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiiim )  Par ço (=alternate light and darkness) nus vuelt Deu aprendre ke nus devuns decliner e [u] nus devuns tendre  i 7

v.refl.

1to bow down
( s.xii3/3; MS: s.xiiiin )  La u il vit l’avisiun Declina sei li saint barun  192.1060
2astron.(of the sun) to go down
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  damaoysele Larecine Ki va quant solail se decline  3150
3fig.to destroy oneself
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  E celi k’ad grienur amur Vere creature ke creatur Ensement tut se decline  3069
4fig.to lean (on), derive support (from)
( c.1270; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  chescun en autre se declineit  669
5to turn (towards)
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  mout en i a ke se declinent a abstinence pur la amur de Deu  13.12
6to turn aside from one’s way
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  (two monks on journey) soi declinoient Chiés lei (=a religious woman) e soi desjeunoient  45va
7gramm.to decline
( c.1400; MS: s.xv1 )  Quantez partiez est il de oraison? Huyt. Quellez? Quatre que sont declinez et quatre que ne se declinent mie  132

p.pr._as_s.

1(of day) decline
( s.xii¼; MS: s.xiv1 )  Quant vint le jurn al declinant, Vers le vespre [...]  555
decliner a
to lapse into
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  Mais ki declinent a lur felunie, demerrat els od ses ki ovrent iniquitet (Latin: Qui autem declinant ad privitates suas […])  237.CXXIV.5
to be inferior (to)
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Nen aiez pas vergoyne de iceste traïne Ou si chaé estes en mein femenine. Quant tuit li sens del mond a lur (=of women) sens decline, Sachez bien, ert celé de vous la covine  7742
decliner de
to turn aside (from)
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  maledeit chi declinent de tes comandemenz  118.21
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  ne declinerent(Latin: declinaverunt) nostre alement de la tue sente  77.XLIII.18
( s.xiii2; MS: s.xivin )  Declinez del mal e bien facez  5
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  si nul homme bien face, [...] a nul feer ne poet bien li envius regarder de dreit oil ne de bon quer, mes decline de cele part  42.23
( MS: s.xiv2 )  nous avom departiz & declinez de tes comaundementz  287va
to be dependent (on)
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  (the clergy) ne plouent (=rain down) mot de doctrine A la gent ke de li decline  59rb20
aler, s’aler, s’en aler declinant, aler (en) declinant
to degenerate
( MS: 1120-40 )  Bons fut li secles [...]. Velz est e fraisles, tut s’en vat declinant  9
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiii1 )  Li secles est mult vielz [...] Frailles est e malveis, tuit s’en vait declinanz  12
( s.xiii1/4; MS: s.xiiim )  Cum se vait declinant tut ma grant nobilité  2081
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  tutte sa nature Ke Deu li duna par itant Va par pecché en declinant  3066
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