noler (s.xii3/4)

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noler (s.xii3/4)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 7,174b nolle; Gdf: 5,519a noloir; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  noloir; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 1924b nolle ]
noeler,  nolier  

The word is rare not just in Anglo-Norman but also in Continental French (cf. FEW VII 174b) and may be considered a Latinism. Furthermore, because of possible v/n confusion, some modern editions have misread the word as the much more familiar voler.


noler (+ inf.)
to be unwilling, not wish to (+ inf.)
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiiim )  Seres (=the Chinese) tant sont simple a estranges ne volent (vars. noelent (P)MS: c.1310) parler  C169 (var.)
( 1265; MS: s.xiiiex )  Pur dreitur sustenir [ne] volent  (ms. nolent) perdre vie  153.24 (MS)
( 1333-34 )  si vous e vostre bon conseile noliez eider, autre aide ny ad en terre que les voet eider  82


(estre de) un voler et (un) noler
(to be of) one mind, in agreement
( s.xiii; MS: s.xivin )  mult de choses purtenent a verroi amur: La premere est une meme bone volunté et ov ceo un voler e un noler, car qe (='qui') se voilent entreamer si seient de un voler et noler  10
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