volage (c.1200)

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volage (c.1200)

volaige  

a.

1fickle, inconstant
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiiim )  negligence encontre les comandemens Deu [e] volage quor entur les choses ke sunt defendues  (A) 8.31
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  damoysele Deleauté, Ki volage ad la volenté  3188
2irresponsible, frivolous
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiim )  Alas! Tun quor trop fud volage, Quant enpreis itel ultrage  1283
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  un moigne ke fu volage E en folies mist sun corage, Nomeement de lecherie  79.5
( MS: s.xiiiex )  (of eyes)furtive, shifty: Le[s] euz veirs, nun pas volage [sic], Remuanz a bel espleit  254.63
( s.xiii3/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  jolifté, ce est ke fet humme volage e abandener ses sens a folies  210ra

s.

1an irresponsible, scatterbrained person
( c.1200; MS: s.xivin )  A volage ne vot baillier (= a book) Ki l'empeireit (l. empeirereit) de leger  239
2foolishness, irresponsibility
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  ceo m'est avis Ke vus foleez par volage  297
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