despandre (s.xii1)

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despandre (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 3,302b expandere; Gdf: 2,620b despandre; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1677 despandre; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
 

v.a.

1to disperse, scatter
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  Il serunt despandut a mangier  58.17
to spread abroad, broadcast
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiiex )  Quant despandu e depoplé La novele iert [...]  1350
2ship.to belly out (sails etc.)
( c.1200; MS: s.xivin )  Le vent fu fort e mut bruant, Les pans de son mantel despant  280
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