nientnuisant (s.xii1)

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nientnuisant (s.xii1)

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nientnusant,  nientnusaunt  


1unharmful, not causing damage or disadvantage
( 1312 )  et nous porterroms nous en tel manere devers lui q’il nous serra gracious, et eidaunt en nos bosoignes et nient nusaunt, ne desirant notre deshonour ne notre damage  228
( s.xii1; MS: 1155-60 )  E espandierent sanc nient nusant  198.CV.37
( s.xiim; MS: s.xiim )  Hot seint tu seras seint, et hot hume neient nuisanz tu seras innocent  17.26


1unharmful, one who does not intend harm
( s.xii1; MS: 1155-60 )  il ociet le nient nuisant (Latin: ut interficiat innocentem)  13.IX.28
nient  nuisant  nunnuisant 
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