desvoluper (c.1150)

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desvoluper (c.1150)

[ FEW: 3,399a faluppa; Gdf: 2,677b desveloper; GdfC: 9,366b desveloper; TL: 2,1822 desvoleper; DEAF: ; DMF:  développer; TLF:  développer; OED:  develop v.; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
desvoloper,  devoluper,  devolipper,  devolippere  

v.a.

1to open out, unfold
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Un grant paile devoluperent, E sur ceste piere la leisserent  (C) 324
2fig.to explain, reveal the meaning of
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  ceste parole [...] si est ore envolupez e coverte mes jeo la voil desvoluper e descoverir  201.26
3to free, release (from)
( 1292-93 )  pur devolipper le abbé e le covent de la garantye e de autre damages  69
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1 )  Et prye k’il soyt asolz et desvolopé De la foy le roys a ki il fu juré  289.637
( 1310 )  il sount seisiz de la terre recovery et vodreint se devoluper (vars. voudreient estre desvolupé) de la garrauntie  Ed II iii 79

v.refl.

1to free oneself, break away from, break off relations with
( c.1185 )  Tant est estraint en ses (=the queen’s) liens Qu’il ne se pot desvoluper  3435
( 1352 )  le dit R. se desvolupa du dit H.  451
2lawto free oneself
( 1292 )  yl respondy sans sey devoluper del tort  20-21 Ed I 335
( 1294 )  . ou joe me pusse desvoluper de la garrauntye a dire ke [...]  21-22 Ed I 593
( 1309 )  Nent plus poet Johan devoluper sey de la tenaunce  Ed II ii 100
( 1310 )  [...] vodreint se devoluper de la garrauntie  Ed II iii 79

p.p._as_a.

1lax, negligent
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  Heom ki mol juges est trovez, E en s’uevre desvolupez, Est frere a l’home ki devise Ses ovraignes en meinte guise  10746
desavoluper 
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