embelir (c.1150)

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embelir (c.1150)

[ FEW: 1,320a bellus; Gdf: 3,28c embellir; GdfC: 9,432a embelir; TL: 3,42 embelir; DEAF: ; DMF:  embellir; TLF:  embellir; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
enbeler,  enbelir,  enbellir;  ambelir  

v.a.

1cosmet.to beautify, embellish
( s.xiii2/4; MS: 1272-82 )  Pur enbelir la face  140
to enhance
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  De joios queor ki fait flurir Eage d’ome e enbelir, [...]  10464
( s.xii4/4; MS: s.xiii )  Pur l’estorie embelir, Que as amanz deive plaisir  (Sn2) 3136
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  pur les fables embelir En tels choses soelent finir  11236
to enhance the fame of
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv2/4 )  (God) Le precius martir Edmund De un autre miracle enbeli  11236
to add lustre to
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Ly tuns des olifanz le champ enbelisoit  2602
to heighten, set off
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  les peynturs, Pur enbelir les autres colours, Pur enbelir la face  140
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  La secunde corune en grant manere Cum triffure enbelira (vars. enbelera (Y)MS: s.xiii4/4) la premiere  13846
2fig.to put a good gloss on
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  asez diseit [...] des philosophies. E queles furent les glosures Ki enbelirent les ordures (=of Classical mythology)  11586
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Ele doit estre sanz nule daubeure de embelir le pecché par acune coverture  71.15
3fig.to embroider, fabricate
( 1275; MS: c.1282 )  vous avez mut enbeli vostre parole et vostre defens enflori  (C) 19

v.absol.

1to please
( c.1185 )  M. ben aparceit Que la reine est en grant destreit E que sa parole enbelist  3593

v.n.

1to become more beautiful
( s.xiiiin; MS: c.1300 )  par vus Enbelira li ceuls la sus; En cele seinte compangnie averez la pardurable vie  19614
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiv )  Unnet la face de sanc de tor, si ostera tutes vices, si embelit munt  137e
med.to improve, get better (of wound)
( c.1185 )  La plaie enbelist ja dedens, Le mal raancle d’entur chet  2456
meteo.to improve, turn fine
( s.xivin; MS: c.1335 )  la nuyt enclarsyst e le temps enbely  7.1
( MS: s.xiv1/4 )  (In spring) Le corps de l’homme enducist, le ayr enbelist  352
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