aspirer (s.xii¼)

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aspirer (s.xii¼)

[ FEW: 25,494a aspirare; Gdf: 1,420a aspirer; GdfC: 8,207c aspirer; TL: 1,563 aspirer; DEAF: ; DMF:  aspirer; TLF:  aspirer; OED:  aspire v.; MED:  aspiren v.; DMLBS: 138b aspirare ]


1to draw breath, breathe (in)
( s.xiii3/4; MS: c.1275 )  Li quart espirit est odorer ou le quel est donee guster en attraxion de l’eyr e de le aspirer  613

v.a. inspire
( s.xii¼; MS: s.xiv1 )  Enz en sun quer si l’aspirat Que tres bien veit e certement Cum Deus voldrat le soen alment  142
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  Doctrinat les […] E aspirat del saint Espirit  1028
( s.xiii1; MS: c.1340 )  sis (=God) aspirat e fist aller en la terre de Jerusalem  (I) 175
espirer  inspirer 
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