dessacrer (1171-74)

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dessacrer (1171-74)

[ FEW: 11,38b sacrare; Gdf: 2,648b dessacrer; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1739 dessacrer; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

v.a. unconsecrate, return to lay status
( 1171-74; MS: c.1200 )  Ço que Deus a sacré ne puet nuls dessacrer  1271


1to desecrate onseself, lose one's sacred character
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  La Cit d’Enfern [...] U Sacrilege demorra Ové l’angre (=angel) qui se desacra Sique jammais n’ert resacré  7199
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