laborus (s.xii3/4)

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laborus (s.xii3/4)

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[ FEW: *5,107a laboriosus; Gdf: 4,689b laboros; GdfC: 10,58a laborieux; TL: 5,32 laboros /5,31 laborïos; DEAF: ; DMF:  laboureux; TLF: ; OED:  laborous adj.; MED:  laborous adj.; DMLBS: 1532c laboriosus ]
laborous;  laborious,  laborius,  laboryous  

a.

1arduous, difficult, involving hard work
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  [...] Car vie d'ome est breve e le mond lab[o]rus  5
( c.1245; MS: c.1255 )  N'out unc pus roi s[e]int apert Dunt li mundz en fust ben cert, Ki vie laboriuse E mort ne estoit perilluse  3447
( 1393-94 )  la governance d'icelle est trop laborouse & grevouse  ii 91.xiii
( 1425 )  Stude (=Consider) lez reasonz quar il est laboryouse d'escrier  10.24
2agriculturalinvolving labour on the land
( 1483-84 )  ceux [...] ne voillent prendre sur eux ascun laborious occupacion si come charetter ou arer et autres semblez bosoignez, meis usent faisure de drap et autres artifices manuelx  ii 490
3diligent, hard-working
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  A luy q'est droit solicitous Covient q'il soit laborious  14534
laboré#1  laborer#1  laborur 
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