enfermer1 (c.1165)

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enfermer1 (c.1165)

[ FEW: 3,574a firmare; Gdf: 3,146a enfermer 2; GdfC: 9,461a enfermer; TL: 3,329 enfermer 2; DEAF: ; DMF:  enfermer 1; TLF:  enfermer; OED:  enferme v.; MED:  enfermen v.; DMLBS: 1356b infirmare 2 ]


1to shut in, lock up
( c.1165; MS: s.xiii2 )  La meschine bien les gardat, En un cofre les anfermat  304
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  Fist li rois Alisandre le fier Gog e Magog si enfermer Ke il ne poent issir ne passer  559
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xiv1 )  De une cheigne la fist lier En une prisone e enfermer  46


1monasticeccl.to become a monastic
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  [...] a religion sei enfermer  244-5
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