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aver3 (1121-35)

[ FEW: 25,1196a avarus; Gdf: 1,519b aver; GdfC: 8,250c avare; TL: 1,725 aver; DEAF: ; DMF:  avare; TLF:  avare; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 168b avarus 1 ]
aveir;  avel  

a.

1miserly, mean
( 1121-35; MS: s.xii3/3 )  Hyene signefie [...] Hume aver, cuveitus, Ki est luxurius  1195
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Car ne sui pas chiche n’aver  1187
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  Chinches, avers, graignus e sorquidez  2846
( s.xiiim; MS: c.1300 )  Nobles homme e delicious, Mes avers fu e orgoillous  892
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv2 )  li ypocrite sunt aveir e nice  1203
( s.xiv1 )  il ne doit pas eschure cele vice (=extravagance) en tieu maniere q’il en soit trop avers ne trop eschars  18

s.

1miser
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  mielz valdreit Un poi celui (=to him) ki Deu crendreit Ke molt granz tresors a avel Ki unkes n’at asez chatel. Ja aver asez nen avreit Se tot l’or del monde sons esteit  8873
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Remeine li avers e vienge li overur (var. guerreur (P)MS: c.1310), Li bacheler vayllant, li duc e li contur. Ne vienge marchant, vilein ne laborur!  3928
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  La troie de glotonie occist toz les glotons. Li gopil de coveitise occist toz les avers e les coveitus  41.16
2mean, unjust man
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  li dreitereus la tere adresce, L'aver la destruit par sa destresce  3600
aver de
1jealous of, attached to
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  Tant sunt aveir de la haltur Ne la larrunt pur Deu amur  86ra42
This is an AND2 Phase 1 (A-E) entry © 2000-2006 The Anglo-Norman Dictionary. On-line entry partially revised after the print version of AND2 went to press (2007-03-22) The printed edition of AND2 A-E is published by Taylor & Francis for the MHRA, sole owners of the print-media publication rights. All other rights reserved. Digitisation funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.
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