fruncir (s.xii1)

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fruncir (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 16,254b *hrunkja; Gdf: 4,161b froncir 1 /4,161a froncié; GdfC: 9,668a froncier; TL: 3,2302 froncier; DEAF: ; DMF:  froncir 1 / froncer; TLF:  froncer; OED:  frounce v.; MED:  frouncen v.; DMLBS: 1018a frunciare ]
fruncer,  frunser;  fruncher,  frunchir;  froncer,  froncier,  froncir,  fronchier;  frouncer,  frouncir,  frounscer  

v.a.

1to pucker, purse
( s.xiii; MS: s.xiv2/4 )  Destreignu[n]t lor dens, lor gernouns unt frouncés  104
to mock, sneer at
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  Tu acertes, Sire, escharniras eals, e frunchiras tutes genz  101.LVIII.8 (var.)

v.n.

1to wrinkle, crumple up
( c.1250; MS: s.xv1 )  les laniers que vous attache Les enchauncez sanz frounscer (M.E. ronklyn)  (O) 332rb
( c.1300; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  (pepper trees were set on fire) Le pevre si vertist, De la chalur froncist  380
to scowl
( c.1185; MS: s.xiiim )  Amfion [...] mult s'en desdegne, De maltalent frunchist e gregne  2390

p.p._as_a.

1wrinkled, puckered, blotched
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiiim )  cil [...] Qui cent anz ont, sont fronci e chanu  110
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Cil esteit de mut grant age; Frunci aveit le visage  624
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiim )  La face clere li est frunçue La teste bloie est chanue  579
( MS: s.xiii4/4 )  rugoso: frunché  i 73
( c.1300; MS: s.xv2 )  le front agu et droit nient gras [ne] maigre ne del tout plain ne del [tout fr]onchiét  314
( MS: s.xivin )  [Face] lente(le)iluse e frunsé Covient consil e bon aie  206
fruncir de
to mock, sneer at
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  Tu acertes, Sire, escharniras eals (Latin: deridebis eos), e frunchiras de tutes genz  101.LVIII.8
fruncir del nes
to turn up one's nose
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  Frunchent des nes e les oilz cloent, Ne volent nule rien oir  64vb15
frunce  fruncissement  frunçus 
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