esparn (s.xiii1)

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esparn (s.xiii1)

[ FEW: 17,166a *sparôn; Gdf: 3,512b esparne; GdfC: 9,537c esparne; TL: 3,1151 espargne; DEAF: ; DMF:  épargne; TLF:  épargne; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 3142c sparnum ]


1(the act of) sparing,avoiding
( 1435 )  le Roy [...] voudra [...] d’icelle fin emploier les signeurs de son sang, ses aultres bons et loyaulx vassaulx, subgez, alliez et bienveillans, sans esparne de chevance  429
faire esparn
1to save, economize
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiiim )  il fait esparn par avance  i 21
faire esparn de
1to refrain from
( s.xiii2/4; MS: c.1300 )  […] la charn, Ke ne set (l. fet) esparn De vous guereer  872
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