nientcertein (c.1275)

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nientcertein (c.1275)

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nentcertein,  nientcertain  

a.

1lawvague, imprecise
( 1310-11 )  les fetz qe vous mettez a la court ne especifie (l. especifient) mie nule certaine tenance, einz dient ‘totes les terres e les tenemenz’, qe n’est nent certein e il covent primes estre en certein de la tenance  Ed II vi 121
2capricious, unreliable
( c.1275; MS: s.xivex )  tot cest mond est vanité [...] Sa douzor d’amertume plaine, Sa grace fole e nient certaine  3963
certein  nient  nuncertein 
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