phisonomier (1266-1300)

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phisonomier (1266-1300)

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[ FEW: *8,410b physiognomia; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  physiognomize v.; MED: ; DMLBS: 2272b physiognomizare ]


1to practice physiognomy, judge a person's character on the basis of that person's physical features (particularly the face)
( 1266-1300; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  [P]hisonomie est une science a jugier mours et manieres de gens solonc les signes ki perent en fachon de cors, et nomeement du visage et de vois et de la colour. Une ligiere maniere et general de phisonomier si est de jugier mours et maniere d'om solonc sa complexion  312
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