descupler (c.1160)

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descupler (c.1160)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1158a copula; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,325a descopler; TL: 2,1528 descopler; DEAF: ; DMF:  découpler; TLF:  découpler; OED:  discouple v.; MED: ; DMLBS: 681b discopulare ]
descopler,  descoupler;  decoupler,  descolpler  

v.a.

1ven.to unleash (hounds)
( c.1160; MS: s.xiiim )  Tute la moete ad descoplee  1594
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  Lur chiens ilekes decouplerent  582
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  Descouplé i est meint brachet  593
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xiiim )  Un fier sengler i troverent, Lur chiens tuz i descolplerent  6819
( 1305 )  e descopla ces (=ses) chens e les suffrit cure a son deduyt  32-33 Ed I 489
2to separate
( c.1260; MS: s.xiv1 )  Car si hayne i seit par custum (=between man and wife) [...] Meuz vaudreint [estre] descuplé  2407

p.p.

1ven.unleashed
( c.1185 )  Descuplé sunt ja li brachet  1871
2unyoked
( MS: s.xiii/xiv )  siniugi: (D) decouplé  ii 74
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