quarrir (s.xii3/4)

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quarrir (s.xii3/4)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 2/ii,1392 quadrare; Gdf: 6,482c quarrer; GdfC: 9,2b carrer; TL: 2,53 carrer; DEAF: ; DMF:  carrer / carrir; TLF:  carrer; OED:  square v.; MED: ; DMLBS: 2597a quadrare ]
quarir,  quarrer  

The editor of Marie Fresne suggests the sense ‘divisé, ramifié en quatre’ (glossary, p. 312). However, the sense ‘divide into four’ is not attested by any of the other dictionaries, and the verb always seems to have referred to the action of making square, i.e. of providing with four sides or angles.

For the p.p. used as a., see the article quarré.

v.a.

1build.(of a stone) to cut, hew into a square or rectangular block
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiiim )  Li piere sunt li juste e li fort produme qui sunt quarré e poli de diverses tribulatiuns e mis en le edifiement de Seinte Iglise  3106
bot.to pollard, cut into a square or rectangular shape
( c.1165; MS: s.xiii2 )  Un freisne vit, lé e branchu, E mut espés e bien ramu; En quatre furs (=forked branches) esteit quarrez. Pur umbre fere i fu plantez  169
2build.to set up, erect as a square or rectangular construction
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Columpnes de metal ad fet atorner, Pilers e postz de fer endurcir e quarrer Trestoz de butemay qe ot fet aporter  6547
3leatherto provide with (square) patches
( 1396; MS: s.xv1 )  Ore regardés, moun amy et compaignon, coment mes soliers sont tout depeciés. [...] Ore me faut aler a sovetour de les adoubber et quarrir des bons quarraux et fortz et de bon cuier de boef et bien espissez q'ils me purront longement durer  22.28
quariie  quarré  quarrel  quarreour  quarrere  quarreure 
This is an AND2 Phase 4 (N-O/U-P-Q) entry. © 2013-17 The Anglo-Norman Dictionary. All rights reserved. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.
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