despire (s.xii1)

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despire (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 3,55a despicere; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1695 despire; DEAF: ; DMF:  despire; TLF: ; OED: ; MED:  despien v.; DMLBS: 632a despicere 1 /632a despicari 1 ]
despiser,  p.pr. despesaunt  314  

v.a.

1to despise, hold in contempt
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  Despit(Latin: Despicit) li oilz de lui les engrés  (ed. engres)  19.XIV.4
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xivin )  Cil ki confessioun despit, Il agrandist soun mal petit  2169
( s.xiii3/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Orguil fet homme [...] despire sun preme  208ra
2to scorn, disregard
( 1261 )  issi est le comaundement le roy despit  226
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Vus despisistes (var despisastes) mes commandemenz  57.28
( 1304-05 )  en despisaunt nostre dite priere [...] le clos des ditz freres [...] avez debrisé a force  21
3to insult, humiliate
( s.xii4/4; MS: s.xiii )  Quant Ysolt ot sei si despire [...]  (D) 1568
( 1297 )  la vint W. de G. e despisoyt mon seigneur le roy  138.4
( 1343-50 )  S. de R., qe avoit despisé la royne [fut] treyné e pendu  56.14
( a.1399 )  le dit sire S. fuist moult curucé et irrous et despisa graundement les bones gentz  136.14
4to hate
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  les Romeins le despiserent pur ceo q’il les avoit repris de lour avarice  166.10

p.pr._as_a.

1insulting, humiliating
( c.1339 )  et si le mair [...] dement asqun home de bone value en asqun aultre despisaunte parole, soit le mair amercié a demy mark  ii 17

p.pr._as_s.

1one who despises, despiser
( MS: s.xiv2 )  totes choses viegnent owel [...] al sacrifiaunt sacrifices & al despisaunt sacrifices  198rb

p.p._as_a.

1contemptible
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  [...] qui despit et vil lui claime  22ra
2despised
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiiim )  L’arbre e la furme de la croiz fud despite  i 13
3ignominious
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  N’est pas dreit ke entre gent Profés en moniage parfite Seit cil mis ke en mort despite Mustre a putte conversiun  195.32
tenir despit
to despise
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xivin )  sui tenue despite, sicome Dieu fut en la croiz  253 24-5
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