[surfaiture] (s.xii2/4)

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[surfaiture] (s.xii2/4)


[FEW: 3,350b facere; Gdf: 7,531c sourfaiture 1; GdfC: ; TL: 9,896 sorfaiture; DEAF:  faire (sorfaiture); DMF:  surfaiture 1; TLF: ; OED:  surfeiture n.; MED:  surfeture n.; DMLBS: ]
sorfaiture,  suffretur  

The interpretation of suffretur in Set Pechez as a metathesized form of surfaiture may be debatable, although this is supported by its opposition to mesure in the previous line. The word appears as a marginal gloss or correction of what reads as sussaillur in the main text. Other than a possible association with sussaillir, the term remains obscure and maybe be a scribal error.


1 excess, immoderation
( s.xiii2; MS: s.xivIN ) meuz vaut poverte e mesure Ke trop richeise e suffretur  532
2arrogance, insolence, presumptuousness
( s.xii2/4; MS: s.xiv2 ) Ne tort ne volt suffrir ne orgoil ne sorfaiture  1027
faiture  sur#2  surfaire  surfait#1  surfaitous 
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