exterminer (s.xii1)

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exterminer (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 3,328a exterminare; Gdf: 3,689a exterminer; GdfC: 9,586c exterminer; TL: 3,1539 exterminer; DEAF: ; DMF:  exterminer; TLF:  exterminer; OED:  extermine v.; MED:  exterminen v.; DMLBS: 874b exterminare ]


1 to destroy, raze
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 ) Extermina li (=a vineyard) li vers de la selve (Latin: Exterminavit eam aper de silva)  91.79.14
eradicate, eliminate
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  David auci le prophetize, Q'exterminer de sa juise Dieus doit la gent maligne au nient  4571
2to put an end to
( s.xiii3/4; MS: c.1275 )  li esperit de entendement descendi sur moi e je veoie sur tuz hommes ke extermineient lor vie (Latin: videbam omnes homines occultantes viam suam)  617
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