esquarterer (c.1185)

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esquarterer (c.1185)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1426a quartus; Gdf: 3,356c escarteler; GdfC: 9,508a escarteler; TL: 3,819 escarteler; DEAF: ; DMF:  écarteler; TLF:  écarteler; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
esquarteler,  esquarteller,  esquartiler,  esquartiller;  escarteler,  eskartiler  

v.a.

1to shatter
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  Meint ruste coup, meinte colee, Meint chef parmi esquarteré  4825
to pierce, kill
( c.1275; MS: s.xivex )  Auxi lur plest ceste novele [...] com plest a la torterele L’archer qui son per esquartele  328
to cut to pieces
( c.1275; MS: s.xivex )  D’amour le trenchante alemele Tot [te] desrount, tot [t']esquartele  2531
to grind to pieces
( s.xiiim?; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Et aprés le (=barley) batez bien en un morter ou vus l’esquartelés entre dous moles  ii 24.11

v.refl.

1fig.to cut oneself to pieces, kill oneself
( c.1275; MS: s.xivex )  Li tortre muert qui s’esquartele Pur l’amor de sa torterele  2717

p.p._as_a.

1herald.quarterly
( 1300; MS: s.xiv1 )  Fu la baniere esquartelee De un  (ms. une) noir bastoun sur blanc getté Et de vermeil jaune fretté  108.306
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