essarter (s.xii3/3)

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essarter (s.xii3/3)

[ FEW: 3,318a *exsartum; Gdf: 3,568b essarter; GdfC: 9,553a essarter; TL: 3,1292 essarter; DEAF: ; DMF:  essarter; TLF:  essarter; OED:  assart v.; MED: ; DMLBS: 864b exsartare ]
essartrer;  ensartrer;  assarter,  assartir,  asaarter  


1to clear (ground)
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  s’esforçot Des ronces la place essarter  4661
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiim )  Le liu ad fait esmunder De runcerei e essarter  5807
( c.1235; MS: c.1235 )  Asaartent boisuns e bois  386rubr
lawto assart (to clear an area and convert it into arable land)
( 1293 )  assartyr le boys est oster le buche e torner le en terre arable  20-21 Ed I 413


1to clear ground
( s.xii3/3; MS: s.xiiim )  Si començad a essarter [...] A une part sa loge ad fait  1480
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