despier (s.xiiex)

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despier (s.xiiex)

[ FEW: 17,173b *spehon; Gdf: 2,629a despier; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  despier; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]


1to spy out
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiiiex )  Asquans as us, asquans ad fenestres, Pur despier defors les estres  532
( s.xivm; MS: s.xivex )  ly roy Alisandre envoia despier ceux de celle isle pur ceo q'il vouloit gaigner lour pays  457
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