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escient (s.xii1/4)

[ FEW: 11,305b sciens; Gdf: 3,396a escient; GdfC: ; TL: 3,905 escïent; DEAF: ; DMF:  escient; TLF:  escient; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2965c scientia ]
acient,  ascient,  assent,  assient;  encient,  ensient;  escen,  esciant,  esciaunt,  escientre;  essient,  esseint  i 241  

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1knowledge
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiii1 )  (God) fist cel e tere [...] Les esteiles i mist par sun grant escient  821
knowledge, awareness
( c.1380; MS: s.xiv4/4 )  moi voilliez d’ascune chose eider sanz escient de mon piere (Latin: meo patre nescio)  391
( c.1383; MS: s.xivex )  q’elle moi mande ascune quantitee (=of money) sanz escient de mon dist piere  403
good sense
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  Frere iert la reine, hom de grant escient  3594
( 1174-75; MS: c.1200 )  Mes chevalier fud bon e de grant escient  1854
a escient
knowingly, deliberately
( s.xii1/3; MS: s.xiv1 )  si il le fet a escient, Le pere perdra  266.36
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  [...] pensat que jeo, tut a escient, Baillié lui eusse cel argent En lieu d’esteim  1045
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Tantes foiz ai jeo dit faus ou menti a scient (vars. a mon ascient (Bd)MS: c.1300)  74.20 (var.)
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  par ma propre volunté sanz destresce nule et tout a escient (vars. encient (C)MS: s.xivex)  6
to one’s knowledge
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  Si en perd (the shepherd) une [berbiz] a escient Ne leist il les altres en aguaut E va quere cele ke faut?  127ra9
certainly, assuredly
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiii1/3 )  Ne cunuis nul de mes amis Ne jo ne sai a escient Si jo ai ci un sul parent  599
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiim )  E ço ert a bon dreit, jol sai a escient  (O) 5053
(a, al) mun (etc.) escient
to my (etc.) knowledge, as I (etc.) know for sure
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Atende cil qui voudra les vers en present; De bone estorie sunt tret al mien escient  1321
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  plus sustenent la maene gent Les povres ke li riche, mien escient  3960
( 1391 )  jeo ay esté un leal servant a eux a mon assent  i 161
to the best of my (etc.) knowledge
( c.1256; MS: s.xiii2 )  Or est acumplie, A men escient, La pleinte Jeremie  42.2
( 1297 )  a lur poer e a lur ascient taxerount les biens a prodeshomes du reaume  96.91
deliberately, knowingly
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  [...] ja ne soit fete mensonge a lour escient  i 30
as escienz (de)
with the knowledge of
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  il averount pesible seisine as escienz les disseisiz  i 296
de mun (etc) escient
with my (etc.) knowledge
( 1391 )  nulls torts ay fait par le lay de mon assent  i 160
en sun escient
to one’s knowledge
( c.1282 )  en sun ensient  i 88
od mun dreit escient
advisedly
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  Ja muiller ne prendrai od mun dreit escient  3669
(par) sun (etc.) escient
in his (etc.) opinion
( s.xii1/4; MS: s.xiii1 )  Mun escient dirra vertez  (D) 14
( 1174-75; MS: c.1200 )  N’i ad nul kil desdie par le mien escient  311
( s.xiii1/4; MS: s.xiiim )  Ja nen ad home en la crestienté, Men escientre, ne en la bataille Dé, [...] Ne l’ocesisse  1468
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  Volunters freit mun escient Aumone  89.39
sanz escient
without any trickery (?)
( MS: c.1310 )  serrount chargé a dire la verité saunz escient  163
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