enchanter (s.xii1/3)

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enchanter (s.xii1/3)

[ FEW: 4,618a incantare; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,450b enchanter; TL: 3,185 enchanter; DEAF: ; DMF:  enchanter; TLF:  enchanter; OED:  enchant v.; MED:  enchaunten v.; DMLBS: 1286b incantare ]
enchaunter,  encanter,  anchanter  89 encantereir  25.101  

v.a.

1also_fig.to bewitch, cast a spell on
( s.xii1/3; MS: s.xiiex )  Enchanteurs, par lur reisuns, Issi enchantent les draguns, Que il les funt ben endormir  229.760
( 1121-35; MS: s.xii3/3 )  gent Ki funt enchantement, Ki.l volent encanter, Prendre e enginner [...]  1621
to bewitch, dupe
( c.1185 )  Candace [...] Son baron ad si enchanté, Tot l’ad en altre sens turné  2075
to charm into, to persuade by using charm
( c.1185 )  Melander s’en turne vers sa ante; Tant la requert e tant l’enchante Qu’el li ad le cungé doné  2838
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  Lors prist corrumpre e enchanter Par molt doner [...] Un serf qui soi dut entremettre De la mortale traison  69rb
( MS: 1271-83 )  Tant l’entroilla, tant l’enchanta Que li lecheres s’en ala  9.39
( MS: c.1330 )  Ja ne dirra a uncle ne aunte, Mes par douçour li (=her wayward husband) enchaunte De mal lesser  108.8
2to conjure up
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Les deables d’enfern ad enchantez. Ceus i vindrent ignelepas  1672

p.p._as_a.

1enchanted, bewitched
( 1214-16 )  quels oem [...] vos crereit Sanz iço q’il ne fust enchanté?  2221

p.pr._as_s.

1enchanter, charmer
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  surd serpent [...] Laquele nen orrat la voiz des encantanz  57.6
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