desirable (1120-40)

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desirable (1120-40)

[ FEW: 3,53b desiderare; Gdf: 2,599b desirable; GdfC: 9,341c desirable; TL: 2,1612 desirable; DEAF: ; DMF:  désirable; TLF:  désirable; OED:  desirable adj., n.; MED:  desirable adj.; DMLBS: 629a desiderabilis ]


1desirable, worthy of being desired
( c.1235; MS: c.1235 )  martir bonurez [...] Ki seisiz estes ja du guerdun desirable  1046
( 1415 )  bone et desirable fyn aviendra  iv 70
( MS: s.xiii2 )  appetibile: desirable  ii 81
2desirous, longing
( MS: 1120-40 )  par le divine volentet, il, desirrables, icel sul filz angendrat  prol.
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  De non David senefïun En latine translatïon [...] Desirrable de veement  354
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