esplaier (1184)

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esplaier (1184)

[ FEW: 9,71a plicare; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,546b esployé; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  esployer; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 859b explicare ]
ezplaier;  esplier  

v.a.

1to unfold, open out
( 1184; MS: s.xiiiex )  Ore le (=the silken cloth in Thomas’s mother’s dream) espliez; Tut cest purpris [...] Pot l’em covrir  (B) 55
2to display
( 1395-96 )  en acrochant a lui roial poiar, fist (=Robert de Vere) esplaier le baner du Roi en sa compaignie  iii 236
( a.1399 )  les comunes de Kent [...] esplayerount deux baners de seint George et lx penouns  139.3
3to deploy, make use of
( 1305 )  prient al roy [...] qe yl vousisent assigner akun prodomme e leal qe porroyt ordeyner e parfere un autel mur de autre part de la ryver e de le murage (=tax levied for building or repairing town walls) de meme la vile qe yl unt eu e levé ces set auns e qe est en nul leu ezplayé  i 477

p.p._as_a.

1unfolded, spread open (?)
( 1397 )  un lit vert [...] ové un blu pale de chamelet embroudez ovesque un pot d’or ové .i. lilie esplaiez ové pluseurs flours d’argent de Cipreun lit vert [...] ové un blu pale de chamelet embroudez ovesque un pot d’or ové .i. lilie esplaiez ové pluseurs flours d’argent de Cipre  290
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