forteresce (1190-93)

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forteresce (1190-93)

[ FEW: 3,733a fortis; Gdf: 4,99c forterece; GdfC: 9,643a forterece; TL: 3,2160 forterece; DEAF: ; DMF:  forteresse; TLF:  forteresse; OED:  fortress n.; MED:  forteress(e n.; DMLBS: 989c forteressia ]
foretresce;  fortelesce;  forterece,  fortereche,  fortereice,  forterescee,  forteresche,  forteresse,  forterice;  fortiresse;  forturesce,  forturesse;  fortres,  fortresce,  fortresse,  forcelesce (l. fortelesce) fortelsce (l. fortel[e]sce)  i 738 forteressese  iii 826 forteteresce (l. forteceresce, forte(te)resce?)  iii 541 foteresce (l. fo[r]teresce)  iii 729-30 foteresse (l. fo[r]teresse)  iii 729-30  

Because of the similarity of 'c' and 't', there is inevitably some overlap with forcelet and fortelet

s.

1fortress, fortified stronghold
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  Car les citez sont degastees, Fortelesces acraventees  107rb
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiiim )  A chascun Cristien ki volt les forcelesces (l. fortelesces) al diable abatre cuvent ke ait Jesu Crist a duiur e si il est letré, k’il face buisine des Seintes Escriptures  ii 20
( 1364 )  avoec toutes honures, seignuries, et justices, chastiaux, fortereches, et toutes autres choses appartens et attenans a la dite conte et chastiel  iii 750
( 1366 )  Item, come la fortiresse de la Jarrie de Amys ad este faite pur le temps du guerres  iii 811
( 1396; MS: s.xv1 )  quar il en y atant de si beaux chasteulx, si grantz forteressez et si hautez meisons et fortez et que sount si honestment apparaillez  32.33
fig.protection, support
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv2/4 )  Si as chivalers surde destresce, Qu'il (=leaders) les seient fortresce  3796
( 1392-93 )  Qe plese considerer as honours et profitz, et auxi as grantz forteresse et defense du dit Roialme encontre les enemys  iii 305
2force, strength
( s.xiv2; MS: c.1400 )  par aventure il sera vew a ascune poair estre, ce que nous avaunt nomez forteresse, mes non est forteresse (M.E. strengthe) (Latin: fortitudo)  64.14
forcelet  fort#1  fortece  fortelet  fortification 
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