prester2 (s.xii4/4)

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prester2 (s.xii4/4)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 9,314a praestare /*9,317b praesto; Gdf: 6,394c prester; GdfC: 10,413c prester; TL: 7,1823 prester; DEAF:  prest (prester); DMF:  prêter; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2429c praestare ]

This verb derives from the same etymon as prester1, but – as either a verbal derivative of prest2 or an aphetic form of aprester1 – is treated separately, mainly on semantic grounds. Even so, and with only a few attestations for prester2, the distinction remains often ambiguous.


1to get ready, prepare
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2 )  ‘Seynurs’, fet il, ‘alez vus prester’  1601
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1 )  Walays a fuyr tapisaunt se prest (var. (L: s.xv1) s’apreste), En mores et mountaynes de roberye se pest  415.2242


1(of a person) ready, waiting to serve or assist
( s.xii4/4; MS: s.xii4/4 )  fai quanque faire voldras, Kar a tut prestee (var. (P: s.xiii2) preste) me verras  2502
estre presté de (+ inf.)
1to be ready, waiting to
( 1472 )  Et auxi ordeignez est [...] qe lez collectours de mesme la subsidie et le dit countrollour soient a tout temps requisit prestiez d’enseler tiel marchaundise  ii 434
aprestement  aprester#1  apresture  prest#2  prestation  prestement  prestore  purprestur  purpresture  tresprest 
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