mortifier (s.xii1)

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mortifier (s.xii1)

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[ FEW: 6/iii,151a mortificare; Gdf: 5,416b mortefier; GdfC: 10,177b mortifier; TL: 6,307 mortefiier; DEAF:  mortefiier; DMF:  mortifier; TLF:  mortifier; OED:  mortify v.; MED:  mortifien v.; DMLBS: 1844b mortificare ]
mortefier  

v.a.

1to kill, slay, put to death
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 ) Esguarde li peccherre le juste, e quiert mortifier lui  63.36.34
( MS: s.xiiim )  Il (=God) eshauce la gent, si les humilie E mortifie les, si les vivifie  650
to reduce, neutralize the value of
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  ses bones overes ke sont par soen pecché mortefiees  216.25
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  tancome ses jours ad pourloigné, Son temps luy est mortefié  5599
alchem.to mortify, destroy by caustic substance
( MS: s.xiv1/3 )  Pernez vif argent, si la fez boyler [...] et issi porrez mortefier vostre vif argent  386.39
2theol.to mortify, subjugate (the body or soul) through self-denial
( s.xiii2/4; MS: c.1255 )  Ceo ke il aveint harpes signefie ke il mortefierunt sagement lur char en croiz de penaunce  25
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  nule rien nen ert leenz ke la puet blesmir ne mortifier  212.13
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  Si l'alme mortefieray  392

v.n.

1 to kill, put to death
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 ) Li Sire mortified e vivified, demeine a enfers e rameined  133.III.9

v.refl.

1to mortify oneself, practice self-denial
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  Par qui resoun se mortefie Et toute en la forsenerie  4038
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  mais tout au travers Resoun en toy se mortefie  6144
amortefier  mortifiedur  mortifiere 
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mortifier