enceindre (1213)

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enceindre (1213)

[ FEW: 4,624a incingere; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,448c enceindre; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  enceindre 1; TLF:  enceindre 1; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
ençaindre,  enseindre,  enzeindre;  esceindre  

v.a.

1to surround, encircle
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xiiiex )  l’une (=agate) est neyre et enceinte de blaunches veines  124
( c.1245; MS: c.1255 )  (the English) asparpillez sunt el la (l. en la) pleinne [...] Li ducs pense k’il les e[n]ceinne  4602
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  ki ne est enceint e enclos du mur de silence  183.28
to enclose
( 1303 )  la place fut enseint  30-1 Ed I 327
to wrap itself round
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  (the dragon) de sa coue enceint Mes piez, e mes genoilz estreint  137rb
fig.to embrace
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  Boer nasquit qui savoir ençaint  9rb

v.refl.

1to gird oneself
( c.1250; MS: 1307-25 )  De une coreie vous ceintez. Ne di pas ‘vous enceintez’, Kar femme est par home enceinte  189
ceindre#1  aceindre 
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