surcreistre (s.xiii1)

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surcreistre (s.xiii1)

sorcreistre;  succreistre  

v.a.

1to grow upon, over
( c.1240; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Si il aveint que devant le reparrailement del test auchune maleveise char e mort surcresse la teie  i 46
2to overgrow
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  ... urtil en herber, Ke surcrest la rose ...  ii 258
3to increase
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Ne richesce ne povretez Ne surcrest mie saintetez  468
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