empendre (s.xiv2)

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empendre (s.xiv2)

[ FEW: 8,180b pendere; Gdf: 3,57b empendre; GdfC: ; TL: 3,97 empendre; DEAF: ; DMF:  empendre; TLF: ; OED:  impend v.2; MED: ; DMLBS: 1245a impendere 2 ]


1to be incumbent, be a duty
( s.xiv2; MS: c.1400 )  Vraiment ov taunt d’acord d’amour entre eux sount assemblez qe par nul reson ils ne purront entre eux aver discencion parmi nulle occasion; a touz et a chescun d’eaux est il empenduz (Latin: immo quicquid alicui impenditur, omnibus sibimet impensum esse videtur)  63
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