escurcer (1113-19)

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escurcer (1113-19)

[ FEW: 3,285a *excurtiare; Gdf: 3,424b escorcier 2; GdfC: ; TL: 3,969 escorcier; DEAF: ; DMF:  escourcer; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 802b escurtare ]
escurcier;  escorcer,  escourcer,  escorcher,  escourcher,  escourser;  eschorcher;  escurter,  escourter;  encourter;  acorcier,  acortier,  acurcer,  acurcier,  acurter,  acurtier,  acurzer,  acurzier,  acorucer,  escoucer,  esscucer  

v.a.

1to shorten, cut short
( 1141; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  E Deus acorcera Le tens qu’il regnera  943
( s.xii4/4; MS: s.xiii )  (the giant requests Arthur) Qu’il face la sue (=beard) escorcer Pur haltesce a lui emveier  (Sn1) 746
( 1332 )  si est acordé [...] qe [...] homme puisse esloigner ou encourter le temps  ii 65
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  j’ai mult sovent [...] sohaidee vostre temps precious (=that for religious duties) escoucer (vars. escourser (C)MS: s.xivex)  20
to shorten, lop
( s.xiii1; MS: a.1254 )  (a tree trunk) fu trop longe de un pee [...]. Dunkes aval le poserent E de tant le escurcerunt (=pret.6)  315
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  Mult volunters se entremetteint Les uns de vestemens adresser, L’autre de aceinter & acurcer  163.125
to dock the tail of (a horse, etc.)
( s.xiiiin; MS: c.1300 )  Batre les fist e leidenger E lur chevals fist escurcer  4592
( s.xivin; MS: s.xivm )  escourtez sa (=the cat’s) cowe, e copés les orailles  74
to shorten, abridge
( MS: s.xiii2 )  succin[c]ta: esscucé (l. esscurcé)  i 160
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  nous n’escourterom pas la verité de l’estoire  1.12
(TBD)  Jeo quide qe primes devez eschorcher vostre bref e puis conter vostre counte  Ed II iv 135
2to diminish, reduce
( c.1245; MS: c.1255 )  Ben veis ke par feluns Daneis Est li lignage real Mut escurcé e mis au val  1067

v.n.

1to become shorter
( 1113-19; MS: s.xii2 )  Li jurn vunt aluignant E les nuiz acurzant  380
( 1141; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Li an acurterunt E come mois serrunt, Semaines a estors Encorterunt en jurs, E jurs acurterunt En hores revendrunt  945, 948, 949
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Si lur ferum lur grant joie acurter  (ms. acorucer) E nostre doel si faimes esclargier!  (B) 8845

v.refl.

1to become shorter
( c.1300 )  En cel tens, li jor s’eslongent et les nuis s’escorchent  83.385
2to tuck up one’s robe (etc.)
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Il (=St. Francis) se escurta e a precher se myst  5150

sbst._inf.

1curtailment
( 1338 )  ascuns ministres [...] surmettent les avauntditz Abbé & couvent ascune parcelle de soill & boys d’autri [...] a damage du Roy & escourser de sa forest avantdit avoir purpris  ii 101
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