os2 (s.xii3/4)

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os2 (s.xii3/4)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 25,1085b ausus; Gdf: 5,647a os 1; GdfC: ; TL: 6,1319 os 1; DEAF:  os 1; DMF:  os 2; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 159a audere ]
 

The word is synonymous with osé, the p.p. of oser1 used as a. or s. It is, however, derived directly from the Latin p.p. of audere (i.e. ausus).

a.

1emotionbrave, daring, courageous
( c.1165; MS: s.xiii2 )  N'ot el chastel hume si os Ki cuntre lui osast eissir  100
estre si, tant os que
to be so bold as to
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiiim )  Coment sont il tant hardi ne si os Que lealté mettent ariere dos?  609
( s.xiiiin; MS: c.1300 )  Si Hereward feust tant os Qu'altre colp eust receu  6494

s.

1emotionbrave, daring, courageous person
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Ly estur furent grant; de ferir n'ont repos: Ferent i des espiés e lancent gavelos; Esgruine ly ascer e fruissent icil os, Morent i ly hardy, ly vaillant e ly os  3160
( s.xivin; MS: s.xiv1 )  Li roy vaylant e li os, Salomon  167
oseement  osement  oser#1 
This is an AND2 Phase 4 (N-O/U-P-Q) entry. © 2013-17 The Anglo-Norman Dictionary. All rights reserved. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.
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