ponderaunt (a.1399)

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ponderaunt (a.1399)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 9,160a ponderare; Gdf: 6,272a ponderant; GdfC: 10,376a ponderer; TL: 7,1402 ponderer; DEAF:  ponderer; DMF:  pondérer; TLF:  pondérer; OED:  ponder v.; MED:  ponderen v.; DMLBS: 2340c ponderare (ponderans) ]

This unique attestation preserves an adjectival use of the present participle of the verb ponderer otherwise unattested in Anglo-Norman (but its equivalent found in Middle English and Continental French from the end of the fourteenth century – and much earlier in Latin).


1heavy, great in weight
( a.1399; MS: a.1399 )  le count de la Marche tenist sa corone a manger del part dextre sur soun test a cause q’il fuist si pessaunt et ponderaunt q’il mesmes ne purroit porter pur sa juvence  114.32
pondage  ponderus  pondure 
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