despiter (c.1240)

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despiter (c.1240)

[ FEW: 3,54b despectus; Gdf: 2,631a despiter; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1701 despitier; DEAF: ; DMF:  dépiter; TLF: ; OED:  despite v.; MED:  despiten v.; DMLBS: ]


1to scorn
( MS: s.xiv1/3 )  Homme su e feble  (ms. beble) chose, ne despitez ma oreisun  510 (XI)
( a.1399 )  briefment respounderent q’ils ne furent amys ne jamés ne vodroient estre mes vilaynesement (l. vilaynement) despiterent la nacion de Engleis  66.33
2to injure, harm
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  Roilas un duc de la cité Ke cristenté out mult despité, Assiege [...]  235.6
despit#1  despit#2 
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