teser1 (s.xiiiin)

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teser1 (s.xiiiin)

teiser  

v.a.

1to stretch (a bow)
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Par le campestre vait il son arc tesant, Ultre la fosse traist  (B) 7563
2to harass, pursue
( s.xiiiin; MS: c.1300 )  Un Saracin a encontré, Ki L. aloit fort tesant, Del chief trencher mult maneçant  16881
3to strive (after)
( s.xiiim; MS: c.1335 )  Le gayn ou vos tesetz un tresour vos doit valer  232
teser a
to strive after
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiiim )  Vint anz e quatre sur Israel regna, Unques a el si a mal nun ne teisa (vars. cessa (B)MS: s.xiii3/4)  (E) 14269
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  teser a la vie pardurable  7.14
teser de
to aim to
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  G. teser, teysaunt de ferer le serf, nauffra le roi  298.25
This is an AND1 entry © MHRA 1977-1992: reproduced with permission. Digitisation funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.
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