esperimenter (s.xii1/3)

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esperimenter (s.xii1/3)

[ FEW: 3,309b experimentum; Gdf: 3,525a espermenter; GdfC: ; TL: 3,1191 espermenter /3,1538 experimenter; DEAF: ; DMF:  expérimenter; TLF:  expérimenté expérimenter; OED:  experiment v.; MED: ; DMLBS: 857b experimentare ]
esperementer,  espermenter  

v.a.

1to test, examine
( s.xiii1/4; MS: s.xiiim )  De sun corage l’i volt li bers espermenter (De) si cum ele aime lui e sun parenté  1015
( c.1270; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  fisiciens [...] Ke la qualité del malade esperimenterent  1397
to test, try
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  De ces choses ansi li fetes estuver, Car mult li aidera, ce doit espermenter  ii 95.496
to try out
( s.xii1/3; MS: c.1200 )  E se hom veot serf achater Si le puet ben espermenter  240.1132
to tempt
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiii1 )  Dunc li dist li colverz (=the Devil to J.C.), si l’ad espermentez: ‘Se tu es le fiz Deu [...]’  478
to experience
( s.xii2; MS: s.xiiex )  Mais ore un char nuvel nus frez e vaches dous ki [...] ju (=yoke) n’aient espermenté querez  13
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv1 )  jeo quidoie [...] E si l’aveie esperementé  10r
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