sacrefiser (c.1200)

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sacrefiser (c.1200)


[FEW: *11,43a sacrificium; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  sacrefice (sacreficier); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  sacrifice v.; MED:  sacrificen v.; DMLBS: 2889b sacrificare]

The word appears to be primarily an Anglo-Norman creation from sacrefice. The verb is then attested from a1290 in an intransitive use in Middle English and from a1400 in a transitive use.

v.a. sacrifice, offer up
( c.1200; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Sa fille demiene a il sacrefisé (var. (e: C1220-40) sacrefié)  (B) 4617
sacre#1  sacrefier  sacrefise 
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