reforcer (s.xiii1/4)

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reforcer (s.xiii1/4)


[ FEW: 3,729b *fortiare; Gdf: 6,720c reforcier; GdfC: ; TL: 8,562 reforcier; DEAF: ; DMF:  reforcer; TLF: ; OED:  reforce v.; MED:  reforcen v.; DMLBS: ]

v.a. re-strengthen, make stronger again
( MS: s.xiiim )  De nos cors kes a fermetez Par vertu durable reforcez  (ed. refortez)  35
( s.xiii1/4; MS: s.xiiiex )  sa nature [...], Ke de la Virgine pure prist pur nus sauver, Par quoy nostre frelleté deigna reforcer  2652
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  seynte gent Ke a sa enpryse se turnereyent E seynt eglyse reforcereyent  466
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  ore averoie jeo mestier [...] d'estre reforcee et eidez a moy lever vigorousement de la maladie en qi j'ai longement langui  229.11


1to regain strength, become stronger again
( c.1270; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Le cors tut en reforcera E le queor s’en joissera  1674


1to gather one’s strength
( c.1185; MS: s.xivin )  E li destrer s'est efforcez (var. (B: s.xivin) reforcez), Par grant air sait en pez  885 (var. B)


1textile(of material) reinforced, backed with fabric for additional strength
( 1423 )  Item, .i. pece de bloy satyn de novell reforcé, contenant .iiij. verges, pris .xvi. s. .viij. d.  iv 221.271
( 1423 )  Item, .i. ulne demi, de satyn reforcé vert, pris .vi. s. .viij. d.  iv 228.624
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