pelfrer (s.xii¼)

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pelfrer (s.xii¼)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 3,395b faluppa; Gdf: 6,69a pelfir /6,69a pelfrer; GdfC: ; TL: 7,596 pelfrer; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  pelf v. / pilfer v.; MED:  pelfen v.; DMLBS: 2168c pelfare ]
pelfer,  pelfir;  pelefrer  

v.a.

1mil.to pilfer, rob, pillage
( c.1184; MS: s.xiiiex )  La curt l’arcevesque palfrerent Cum robeur. Les cofres pur tresors depecerent  1778
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv1 )  N'out maisun ke il ne pelefrerent  2356
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  li Longebard [...] se pristrent [...] Les uns (=monks) lier e tourmenter Les autres robber e pelfrer  1748
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  Li Sarasins unt grant glorie [...]. Quant tuz les mors un pelfrez [...]  233.47
fig.to take against one's will
( c.1200; MS: s.xiii1 )  si ma char est pelfree M'alme ert en ciel hautement corunee  160

p.p._as_a.

1destitute
( s.xii¼; MS: s.xiv1 )  Sur la roche [...] Trovent seant homme nud. Mult ert periz (vars. pelfiz; pelfés) e detirez, Delacherez e descirez  1223 (var.)
pelfre 
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