excellir (s.xii1/4)

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excellir (s.xii1/4)

[ FEW: *3,272b excellere; Gdf: 3,678a excellir; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  exceller; DMF:  excellir; TLF: ; OED:  excel v.; MED:  excellen v.; DMLBS: 829c excellere 1 ]


1 to excel, be pre-eminent
( s.xii1/4; MS: c.1120 ) [...] que le nient fraint num de pastur excellist e nient anjoust la culpa del deperdethur  299
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