destendre1 (c.1136-37)

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destendre1 (c.1136-37)

[ FEW: 13/i,199a tendere; Gdf: 2,658a destendre; GdfC: 9,361b destendre; TL: 2,1762 destendre; DEAF: ; DMF:  détendre 1; TLF:  détendre; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

p.p.f.pl. destendees  

v.a.

1to slacken, relax
( 1310-20 )  Coment David vist un aungel ové une espeye [...] et pria a Deu que la venjaunce destendeyt  (ed. descendeyt) de sur ly qe avoit pecché  63r
2to strike, dismantle (a tent)
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Les somers sunt trossez [...] Ly pavillon plié, les tentes destendees  2735
( 1174-75; MS: c.1200 )  Dunc veissiez ces mareschaus [...] Destendre ces paveilluns e ces trefs pleier  1280
3to unfold
( c.1185 )  Dunt veissez destendre trefs, Il n’i ad pavellon remés Que ne seit tendu e fermé  9069
4weaponsmil.to unbend, shoot (bow)
(TBD)  Lur arcs gettent e funt descendre  431
5to enfeeble
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  Ne fu pas digne de l’entrer [...] Ele se efforci, ne poet avant, Deu la destent li tut pussant  52103

v.n.

1mil.weaponsto fire (a weapon)
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiii1/3 )  L’arc destent, vole la seete  4416 (var.)
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xiiim )  Lancent espez e traient archers, Envirun destendent areblasters  2474
2to rush forward
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Quant T. les veit venir issi destendant [...]  3002
( s.xiiiin; MS: c.1300 )  Le emperur prent vers lui a destendre  148

v.refl.

1to pour forth, discharge
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv2/4 )  (streams) Jesqu’en la salse funt lur curs E isnelement se destendent, Od duz murmure en mer descendent  1533
meteo.marit.(of rising tide) to rush in
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  Este vus ke la mer se destent Cum fuidre, kant il descent  49
to rush forward
( 1174-75; MS: c.1200 )  Tut s’en fust bien alez [...] Si ne fust un serjant qui vers lui se destent  1782
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  Plus tost ke un quarel se destent  4662
( c.1185 )  Le destrer broche e se destent  8642
( s.xiiiin; MS: c.1300 )  As Saracins droit se destendent, Ainçois ke il garde se prendent Les ont hardiement feruz  17309
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiim )  E un cusin demeinement A icest cunte se destent  8254
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