order (c.1200)

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order (c.1200)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 4,487a horridus; Gdf: 5,617a order; GdfC: ; TL: 6,1195 order; DEAF:  ort 1 (order); DMF:  order; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

In prose, when used as a p.p. in the plural, e.g. ordez, it is possible to also interpret the word as the adjective ord; see Lichfield 87.n327.


1to befoul, make dirty
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  ordez sont touz les lieux ou ils  (ed. =flies) ont poair sus  210
2fig.(morally) to sully, defile, debase
( c.1200; MS: s.xiiiin )  Li premiers (=deadly sin) est orguilz [...]. Ki eshalcet sun chuer, ordez est devant Deu  25.101
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Ceo sunt cil qui ne sont pas enordiz (var. (B: s.xiii4/4) ordez) oveques femmes (Latin: Hi sunt qui cum mulieribus non sunt coinquinati)  70 (var.)
( s.xiv2; MS: c.1400 )  Lez seintz lucerent sicome le solail; ils serront parmy lour ordure, plus ordez serront (Latin: ipsi fuligine turpiores erunt)  69.22
ord  ordeé#1  ordeiement  ordeier  ordement  ordesce  ordure#1 
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