destendre2 (s.xii3/4)

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destendre2 (s.xii3/4)

[ FEW: 3,327a extendere; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  distendre; TLF:  distendre; OED:  distend v.; MED:  distenden v,; DMLBS: ]
 

v.a.

1to stretch out
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Tant cum hanste ly dure del cheval mort le destent  3195
2to distend
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  Mielz vaudreit sovent as convives En mangant lasser ses gencives, Destendre son ventre e emplir [...]  111va
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  les humors qui sorhabundent destendent et desrumpent les veines  i 206

v.refl.

1to stretch
( c.1240; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  liez bein [sic] ses jambes a ses quisses qu’il ne se destende  i 79
2lawto extend (to)
( 1311 )  nostre avoweré se destent sur les c. souz  Ed II xi 85

p.p._as_a.

1wide open, extended
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  (the crow) se prist a gorjoier, Bec destendu, de goule overte  42va
2distended
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  la vessie [...] come ele est destendu et emplie [...]  i 236
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