desmesurer (c.1136-37)

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desmesurer (c.1136-37)

[ FEW: 6/i,727b mensurare; Gdf: 2,611c desmesurer; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1650 desmesurer; DEAF: ; DMF:  démesurer; TLF:  démesurer; OED:  dismeasure v.; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
p.p. desmesuret  


1to exceed all bounds
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  Amur n’est mie amur ke ne se desmesure  p.xiv
( 1273-82; MS: s.xivex )  Fine amor qi n’a pas mesure A cest coup fort se desmesure  694
2to lose one’s self-control
( s.xiii1/4; MS: s.xiiim )  Cum celui qui n’est parfund sené A sun talent se lait demesurer  1463
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  tant [...] soi desmesura Qu’en lui mist mein par maltalent  952


1uncontrolled, immoderate
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiiex )  Cil detirerent lur chevols E firent dol desmesuret  6349
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