sarter (s.xii2)

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sarter (s.xii2)


[FEW: 3,318a *exsartum; Gdf: 7,320b sarter; GdfC: ; TL: 9,192 sarter; DEAF:  sart (sarter); DMF:  sarter; TLF:  sarter; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2937b sarire]

The form is likely a derivative of the past participle of Latin sarire though it is possible that this form represents an aphetic form of essarter.


1to clear (ground) of weeds
( s.xii2; MS: c.1200 )  sur toz cels ki habitent en terre de lor cors, qui la funt gent par bones ovres que ele ne soit guastee, qui la funt par compunctiun, qui la sartent par penitence  32.395
2treesagriculturalto prune, thin out
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  icel sauç ke plus sovent est esbranchee e essartree (var. sartree  (BN) MS: s.xivin ) ou coupee de tant plus molteplie [...] ses branchettes  192.12
essart  essarter  sart 
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