esneier (s.xii1)

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esneier (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 7,144a *nitidiare; Gdf: 3,503a esneier; GdfC: ; TL: 3,1135 esniier; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
esnaier,  esnier  

v.a.

1to cleanse, purify
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  Tu espurgeras mei de isopo, e serai esneiet (Latin: et mundabor)  89.L.8
( s.xiim; MS: s.xiiex )  Tu arousseras mei de isopo et jo serai esneiez  52
( c.1200; MS: s.xiiiin )  Cum huem est esneiez tuz en baptisme [...]  60.38
2also_fig.to clear, sweep
( s.xii2; MS: s.xiiex )  il esneiad tut le pais des malvaises genz  172
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Trestute la terre [...] Il esneiat d’ordure e de pecché  (B) 14147
( s.xiiim; MS: s..xiiiex )  il tendra le flavel en sa main, si esneira sa aire  82.90
3to clear away, destroy
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xivin )  Lur idles unt tuz depescé, Les mahumeries esneié  3307
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