contrevaler (1190-93)

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contrevaler (1190-93)

[ FEW: 14,133b valere; Gdf: 2,281c contrevaloir; GdfC: ; TL: 2,809 contrevaloir; DEAF:  valoir (contrevaloir); DMF:  contrevaloir; TLF:  contrevaloir 1 / contrevaloir 2; OED:  countervail v.; MED:  countrevaillen v.; DMLBS: 475a contravalere ]
contrevaleir;  countrevaleir,  countrevaler;  cuntrevaler  


1to equal, be the equivalent of, as good as
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv2/4 )  Levent bresteches od kernels, Ke cuntrevalent bons chastels  230
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  Suz ciel ne ad rien ki cuntrevaille La peinture  5837
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  Nul blame (l. balme) ne pout contrevaleir A cele dussur a sun espeir  248.119
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  ne us ne espleiz ne sount mie de la substaunce del doun, eynz countrevalent a la declaracioun et al testmoignage de la seisine  i 260
( 1310 )  une acre corwalechez (=Cornish) qe contrevault une carué de terre  Ed II iii 190
( 1312 )  et commune ley countre vaut especialté  Ed II xii 142
to be worth as much as
( c.1241; MS: s.xiii2 )  cele feore (=straw) batu si freschement cuntrevaudra […] trestut fein  396

1of equivalent value, worth
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiiim )  Nuls ors del munde ne l’est contrevaillanz  875
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