denaturer (s.xii3/4)

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denaturer (s.xii3/4)

[ FEW: 7,47b natura; Gdf: 2,614c desnaturer; GdfC: 9,347c desnaturer; TL: 2,1656 desnaturer; DEAF: ; DMF:  dénaturer; TLF:  dénaturer; OED:  disnatural v.; MED: ; DMLBS: 610a denaturare ]


1to change the nature of
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii1 )  (the wolf which had guarded the saint’s head) Idunc al bois est repairé [...] Ne volt estre desnaturé  1063


1to lack natural feeling, behave unnaturally
( c.1185 )  [...] a tuz dis mais vus dei amer, Se ne me voil desnaturer  9246
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  tant desnaturé se sunt Que le bien leissent e mal funt  8801
( 1273-82; MS: s.xivex )  Le quor certes se denature Que tiel dolor sanz doel endure  651


1unnatural, perverse
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  tote rien s’esjoist fors cil desnaturé  97 (var.)
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Et por ce que li sanc est tot desnaturés Nel poet cor retenir, en haine est tornez  ii 86
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