estresce (c.1170)

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estresce (c.1170)

[ FEW: *12,300a strictus; Gdf: 3,647b estrece; GdfC: ; TL: 3,1466 estrece; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]


1narrowness, confinement
( c.1170 )  l’enfant [...] rien ne sot fors le secrei Del ventre sa mere u giseit, Dunt l’estresce uncore senteit  234
( MS: s.xiii )  angor: estresce  164
confined space
( c.1200; MS: c.1200 )  (J.C.) Pur mei jut en cele estresce (=B.V.M.’s womb)  1447
2straitened circumstances
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Icestes deus choses partienent a clostriers […] c’est a saver estresce (vars. estreitesce (BN)MS: s.xivin) e amertume  134.11
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