defauture (c.1230)

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defauture (c.1230)

[ FEW: *3,388b fallere; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  defaulture n.; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
defalture,  defaiture  


1failure, death
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  Tut seit beus, tut dis est vain. Tut dis trait il a defauture E que vaut chose ke ne dure?  62vb16
2failing, weakness
( c.1240; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  por la defaiture (l. defalture) des oilz  i 82
sanz defauture
1without fail
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  li faitres par sa feiture Est conuz sanz defalture  216
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