desfermer (s.xii1/3)

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desfermer (s.xii1/3)

[ FEW: 3,574a firmare; Gdf: 2,584b desfermer; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1583 desfermer; DEAF: ; DMF:  desfermer; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
defermer;  differmer  


1to open, unlock
( s.xii1/3; MS: c.1200 )  Ne ja n’iert si fort ser[e]ure [...] Que il (=gagates) ne puisse defermer  241.1157
( s.xii2/4; MS: s.xiiiin )  Od lur avultre clés Unt les us desfermez  (C) 720
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  Tut par sei furent (=the doors) desbarrez E les locs senz clef desfermez  10036
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  Uverte seit la tue oie, Ta surdesce seit desfermé  143vb39
( MS: s.xiiim )  Ta clef [...] mun us defermout  6519
( s.xiii1/4; MS: s.xiiiex )  Enclos de virginité la porte sera serie, Ke hume ja n'ert differmé  1806
2to reveal, disclose
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  Donc defermot toz les secrez Qui ainceis eroient celez  18683


( s.xivin; MS: 1312-40 )  Il entra le chastel, quar la porte fust defermé  46.3
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