encumbrus (1139-50)

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encumbrus (1139-50)

[ FEW: 2/ii,939b *comboros; Gdf: 3,112a encombros; GdfC: ; TL: 3,228 encombros; DEAF: ; DMF:  encombreux; TLF: ; OED:  encumbrous adj.; MED:  encombrous adj.; DMLBS: ]


1burdening, weighing down
( s.xiv1/3?; MS: c.1330 )  Pur veintre l’encombrus pecché de Tristesce ke honist corps e alme covient grant force a deboter le taunt cum vous poez  7
clogged up, over-used
( 1139-50; MS: s.xiiex )  Li quarz (=main road in England) si est mult encumbrus; Cest chemin est Fosse apelez, Si vait par multes citez  246
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