enginus (c.1160)

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enginus (c.1160)

[ FEW: 4,685b ingenium; Gdf: 3,171a engignos; GdfC: ; TL: 3,387 engignos; DEAF: ; DMF:  engigneux; TLF: ; OED:  enginous adj.; MED:  enginous adj.; DMLBS: 1367c ingeniosus ]
enginous;  engignox,  engignus,  engingnos;  enginius,  engiunus;  enguigneus;  engenous;  enginnos,  enginnus  

a.

1intelligent, clever
( c.1160; MS: s.xiiim )  Engignus fud, suspire e gent Pur ses pechez dunt il se crent  2345
( s.xiiiin; MS: c.1300 )  Icil [...] sunt mult preuz e mult combatant E enginnus e mult vallant  6026
( MS: s.xiii )  solers: sutil, enginnus  45
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Mult fut engignus, sutils e emprenant  234.92
skilful
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiiim )  Il ensemblat enginnus bachelers En Jerusalem  (E) 11779
cunning, wily
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Le roy fut enginus; prent soy a purpenser En quele manere il [i] purra entrer  2234
( s.xii3/3; MS: s.xiiiin )  Un felun, un diable vif. Endiablé  (ed. En Diable) (Latin: nefandissimus) esteit venimus, De l’art al diable engignus  171.170
( c.1200; MS: s.xivin )  Mes deables est mut enginius  1303
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1 )  Li rois novel, engignus e sutils en traisun  357.1804
2underhand, deceitful
( 1330 )  la ou le dit J. savoit la mort le Roi Edward, nepurquant le dit J. par enginouse manere [...] fist le dit counte entendre la vie le Roi  ii 53
3 false, dummy
( 1271-72; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Des armes de fust ou de seetes enginouses (Latin: sagittisque lusoriis)  18.5
enginus de mains
clever with one’s hands
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Mes encoste de l’occident est un pople foreins Qe mult sunt en sey enginus de meins: Forgent fer e ascer e quivre e areins  6076
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