[empreigner] (s.xii1/3)

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[empreigner] (s.xii1/3)

[gdw]

[ FEW: 4,601a impraegnare; Gdf: 3,70b empreignier; GdfC: ; TL: 3,130 empreignier; DEAF: ; DMF:  emprégner; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
enpregnier,  enpreigner,  enpreignier,  enpreiner  
(the word seems to have been confused with empreindre)

v.n.

1to become impregnated
( 1121-35; MS: s.xii3/3 )  Ices peres unt pousté Qu’eles se aoverent de lur gré. Del cel la ruseie receivent, De cele enpreingnent e cunceivent Cum fusent vives creature  3032
bot.to proliferate, disseminate
( s.xii2/4; MS: s.xiiiin )  Souz lui (=giant oak) ne peut frugier Arbre ne enpreignier  (C) 378

p.p._as_a.

1med.pregnant
( s.xii1/3; MS: c.1200 )  Femme que enfanter ne puisse, Lit la a la senestre quisse Od un fil de laine delgie[e] De berbiz que seit enpreignee  239.1100
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xiiiex )  Femme ky beyt la pudre [...] la (=a galactite) deit [...] pendre a sun col ové fil de leyne de owaille enprins  134
( MS: s.xiv1/4 )  les espleez etc. com [...] en appruement de ces vaches (vars. vaches enpreignez (Add1)MS: a.1330)  80
bot.infused
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  E nues creissent de rosee Dunt terre est enpreigné  (ed. enpreigne) e germee  2786
fig.infused
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiiiex )  [Kar] ço me dist mun quor volagwe Ke jo sui enpreiné de rage  38
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