potence (s.xii1)

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potence (s.xii1)

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[ FEW: 9,253a potentia; Gdf: 6,340a potence; GdfC: 10,387b potence; TL: 7,1652  potence 1 /7,1653 potence 2; DEAF:  potence; DMF:  potence 1 / potence 2; TLF:  potence; OED:  potence n.1 / potence n.2; MED:  potence n.1 / potence n.2; DMLBS: 2368c potentia ]


1power, might, strength
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 )  e salva els pur le suen num, pur ce qu’il coneude fesist la sue potence (var. (P: s.xii4/4) puissance) (Latin: potentiam)  158.CV.8
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 )  Iluec debrisa les potences des arcs, escut e glaive e bataile  86.75.3
2implementcrutch, staff with a crosspiece to lean upon
( MS: s.xiii2 )  hoc podium: potence  i 379
( s.xivin; MS: 1312-40 )  Fouke [...] se vesty meyntenaunt, e prist un grant potence en sa mayn, e s’en ala hors a la porte [...]. Vet clochaunt de le un pee, apuant tot le cors a le grant potence  29.14 and 16
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