espoiler (c.1170)

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espoiler (c.1170)

[ FEW: 12,201b spoliare; Gdf: 3,541b espoillier; GdfC: ; TL: 3,1231 espoillier; DEAF: ; DMF:  épouiller; TLF: ; OED:  spoil v. 1; MED:  spoilen v.; DMLBS: 3166c spoliare ]
espoiller,  espolier;  espuiller,  espuillier  

v.a.

1to strip, deprive (of)
( c.1170 )  li arcevesque E. [...] out [...] Le boen arcevesque R. De l’arcevesqué espuillié  4857
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  En l’endemain vont il les rens cercher Pur espuiller les mors de lur escuz  (B) 8679
2to despoil, plunder
( a.1382 )  [...] mesouns de religioun plenerment espoliaunt  4.15
( 1402 )  desrobbé ou espoilé sur le mere  iii 502
espoliacione 
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