prendre3 (1121-25)

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prendre3 (1121-25)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: *11/ii,988a comprehendere; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

This verb seems to be a rare aphetic form of comprendre1.


1to grasp, understand, comprehend
( 1121-25; MS: s.xiv1 )  Oient lur (=the angels') grant melodie, Mais nel poient suffrir mie: Lur nature ne poet prendre Si grant glorie, ne entendre  1783
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xivm )  l’alme q’est tote charnele ne peot prendre ne conustre nule sotileté de bien ne chose que soit de haute matere  4.16
prendre pur
1to understand by
( 1121-35; MS: s.xii3/3 )  Par le cri del leun La vertud Deu pernum Par quei resuscita  382
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