desafier (s.xiiex)

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desafier (s.xiiex)

[ FEW: 3,501a fidare; Gdf: 2,532a desafier; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1457 desafïer; DEAF: ; DMF:  desaffier; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
desaffier;  dissafier  


1to challenge
( s.xiiex; MS: c.1335 )  Le un l’autre desaffient, Qe entre eus nul amur ne etent  587
2to assume, imagine (wrongly)
( MS: c.1330 )  Si ele juwe et sovent rye [...] Li home quyde et desafie Qe la famme ver luy plye  105.13


1to distrust
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  Cil pecche en seint esperit Quant de sa bunté se desafit  3224
( 1323-25 )  Et pur Dieu, ne vous voillez pas desaffier de ceaux qe se affient en vous  168
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