espigucer (c.1230)

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espigucer (c.1230)

[ FEW: *17,175a *spehon; Gdf: 3,529b espigucer; GdfC: ; TL: 3,1205 espigucier; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]


1to spy out
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  [...] si nul hom soit si hardi Ke [...] vienge ici Espigucer e aguaiter Si le cors vus peusset embler [...] Tut par mi la gule le prendrez  (C) 401
to investigate, pry into
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  Li sages quis espigucerent (=the stars) [...] Lur nun[s] de bestes lur donerent  2323
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