dedevant (1113-19)

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dedevant (1113-19)

[ FEW: *24,7a abante; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1850 devant; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
 

adv.

1localin front
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  Od l’espee [...] li ad paié un tal Enz el vis dedevant, si ne fust li nasal, Le nes li oust trenchié  3200
2from the front
( 1113-19; MS: s.xii2 )  Sil volez esluigner, Dreit devant vus drecer, Verez la figure De cele creature Qui de devant serad Tele cum il la verat  2665
( s.xiii1/4; MS: s.xiiim )  Ore apresment li fueur de devant  246
3temporalbefore
( 1136-37; MS: s.xiv1 )  il aveit pris pain ben[e]eit le di[e]maigne dedevant(var. devant (D)MS: s.xiii1/3)  6345

prep.

1before, in front of
( 1113-19; MS: s.xii2 )  (the moon (during a lunar eclipse):) Quant ele est tant alee Que la terre est posee De devant sa luur, Dunc depert sa colur  2765
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Devant (var. De devant (P)MS: c.1310) la reyne est sur un siege assis  161 (var.)
2localin front of, in the presence of
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  joe iere en sa curt de armes bien preisiez Pur quantque aie fait dedevant ses barnez  1174
( 1174-75; MS: c.1200 )  De devant lui vint errant un message  710
3temporalbefore
( 1184; MS: s.xiiiex )  dedevant la Nativité  1568
( 1258-59 )  si [...] ses ancestres ke le eient fet de devant le premer passage le rei en Bretain  471
devant 
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