empire (s.xii1)

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empire (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 4,587b imperium; Gdf: 3,61c empire; GdfC: 9,442b empire; TL: 3,107 empire; DEAF: ; DMF:  empire 1; TLF:  empire; OED:  empire n. and adj.; MED:  empire n.; DMLBS: 1249c imperium ]
empir,  empirie;  emper,  empere,  emperie;  enpire,  enper,  ampirie  521  

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1rule
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  Je acertes chanterai tuen empirie (Latin: imperium tuum)  102.LVIII.16
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  le septime an de l’empire cist Theodosie  175.8
governance
( MS: s.xiiiex )  L’autre est quant Deus par cest esample (=God’s archetype for the creation) Ceo mund furma veable e ample, E trest en forme e en matire Quanke purvist son sage enpire  259
authority, position
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  (God is not) grevé par sun sustenirs Ne esquis par sun haut empirs  2504
2empire
( MS: 1120-40 )  Cil dui seniur (=governors of Rome) ki l’empirie guvernent  561
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Coment purroit conquere tel regne e tel empire Come Alisandre ad l’empire de Assire?  7775
Holy Roman Empire
( 1396-99; MS: s.xv1 )  les eliseurs de l’empire et aucuns autres princes  251.23
3power
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiii1/3 )  La reine Emme esteit lur mere, Od le rei Kenut tint l’empire  4534
forces
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiii1/3 )  Puis asemblat mult grant empire E en la mer mist grant navire  3513
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  Il ensembla tut sun empire Pur crestienté tut descunfire  232.23
4royal court
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv1 )  Ici assemble tuit l’ empire A Castre pur le rei eslire  16r
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