losenge1 (s.xii2/4)

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losenge1 (s.xii2/4)

[gdw]

[ FEW: 16,452a *lausinga; Gdf: 5,35b losenge; GdfC: ; TL: 5,673 losenge 2; DEAF: ; DMF:  losenge; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
loseinge, 
pl. losens,  losengeiz  

s.

1flattery, sycophancy
( c.1165; MS: s.xiii2 )  Soventefeiz requist le rei Qu’il escundit de lui preist E que losenge ne creist  50
( c.1235; MS: c.1235 )  De fere santz feintise partut le tuen cumant Ne larrum pur losenge ne pur mort manaçant  1198
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiv1 )  (worldly love) Ne est pas amour pur verité, Eynz est losenge e fauseté  46
( s.xivin; MS: c.1335 )  A! las, qe je unqe cru cest chevaler, quar par son losenge m'ad il desçu e mon seygnour  17.14
2coaxing, cajoling
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiiiex )  'Adam, ou es? [...] passé as mun defens.' 'Eve,' dist il, 'me fist losens'  100
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  De lui s'enplainstrent [...] A la pape cil clerc romain. [...] Lors a lor losenge asentit  19rb
porter losenge
to gain support
( s.xii2/4; MS: s.xiiiin )  Ou sunt li palefrei Que li conte e li rei Te soleient doner Por loseinge (vars. losengeiz (H)MS: s.xiiim) porter?  (C) 78
losengeance  losengeous  losenger#1  losenger#2  losengerie  losengur#1  losengur#2 
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