devorer (s.xii1)

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devorer (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 3,60b devorare; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,374b devorer; TL: 2,1895 devorer 1; DEAF: ; DMF:  dévorer ; TLF:  dévorer; OED:  devour v.; MED:  devouren v.; DMLBS: 644c devorare ]
devourer,  devurer;  devorrer,  desvorrer  

v.a.

1to devour
( 1121-35; MS: s.xii3/3 )  Li gupilz eneslure Li oisel prent e devure  1794
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Bien le put pendre ou arder cum laron E fere devorer a chiens  3279
( c.1300; MS: s.xiv2/4 )  Si com les serpens dessous la tour Denerent (l. Devorent) et maugnent (l. manguent) la fleure  815
also_fig.to swallow up, consume
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  sicum vivanz, eissi en ire devoret icels (cf. sicum vivanz, sicum en ira la tempeste ravist eals; Latin: […] tempestas rapit eos Camb Ps 59.7)  57.9
( s.xiiiin; MS: c.1300 )  sa grant gule comença a baier, com c’il vosist tretut Boefs devorer  441
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  [...] sont par les vices tout destruit et devourez  111
2fig.to pillage, rob
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  celui chi devure (Latin: devorat) le povre  271.21

v.n.

1fig.to pillage
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  E tant cume plus robbe e devura [...]  3591

p.pr._as_a.

1devouring, ravenous
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  li gopil est mout decevante beste e mout devorante  222.18
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