enteser (c.1136-37)

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enteser (c.1136-37)

[ FEW: 4,746a *intensare; Gdf: 3,262c enteser; GdfC: ; TL: 3,593 enteser; DEAF: ; DMF:  entoiser; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]


1to stretch (a bow)
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiiex )  [Entesad]  (ms. Entesant) l’arc qu’en sa main tint  6318
( c.1185 )  Peres jetent e arcs enteisent  2870
2to aim at, have in view
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  l’enquist quele part alast E quoi d’iço faire entesast  6658


1to assess, size up
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  li seint,en itel arveire (=in finding the origin of dreams), Par grant discretion enteisent, Jugent, regardent, contrepeisent  19279


1to draw near (to)
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  nule manere ne sout Ke li fust a fere a la fin, Puis ke il enteisa a l’endeclin  87.29
enteser que
1to aim to
( s.xii2; MS: s.xii3/3 )  (Saul) la (=lance) lanchad e bien entesad que par mi le cors le ferist jesqu’en la parei  36
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