fabler (c.1150)

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fabler (c.1150)

[ FEW: 3,345b fabulari; Gdf: 3,691c fabler /3,692b fablier; GdfC: ; TL: 3,1546 fabler /3,1546 fabliier; DEAF: F10 fabler /F12 fabler (fabloier); DMF:  fabler / fabloyer; TLF: ; OED:  fable v.; MED:  fablen v.; DMLBS: 885c fabulari ]
fableir;  fableier,  fabloier  

v.n.

1to tell stories
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  Es places solent cil hanter Ki delit aiment seculer De lecheries de moiller, D'oir chanter e fableier  4772
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  chevaler cortois [...] content e fabloient a tolir lur anuit  1653
( MS: 1330-40 )  Puis que de fabler ay comencé, Ja n'y ert pur moun travail lessé  28.1

sbst._inf.

1pej.telling stories, lying
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  En murmuire e detraction S'abandone od dampnation, Kar en fabler e en mentir Fait en enfern s'alme perir  10815

p.pr._as_s.

1story-teller
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  Scille ad nun, dunt li fableant Dient ke chiens i ad baant  1539
fabler d'icel e d'el
1to talk about this and that, chat
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  Eissi entr'els d'icel e d'al Fablerent auqes longement, Tant qe li maufé soudement, Voiant els, envaist l'enfant, Si le lançot el feu ardant E lui fist l'alme eissir del cors  28vb
fabler ové
1to chat, converse with
( s.xiiim?; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Et cum vus averez repris vostre parole, se vos fablés ovesques eux (=the sick, bed-ridden) et loez la region et la disposition de la mesun  ii 21
sanz fabler
1in truth, truly
( s.xiii2; MS: s.xivin )  Ki en els enter sanz returnir, Dampné serra saunz fabler  36
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