[suffuir] (s.xii1)

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[suffuir] (s.xii1)


[FEW: 3,664b fodere; Gdf: 7,548c sousfouir; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  foïr (suffoïr, suffoër); DMF:  soufouir; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 3281b suffodere]
suffoer, suffoir,  suffouer, 
p.p. suffoide,  suffodie  


1to dig beneath, undermine
( s.xiii3/3; MS: s.xivm )  ils eussent suffoué les murs, nient sachantz les Sarrazins, et mistrent feu dedeinz les pertuz  29.13
2to bury, hide underground
( s.xiv2; MS: s.xiv2 )  pus paremplez le pot de purneles e sufouez le souz terre .ix. nuitz  ii 268
3to dig up, uncover
( c.1270; MS: c.1270-75 )  les marchaunz de seincte Eglise mettent lur tresor la u laruns nel poent embler ne suffuir  1006


1 to dig beneath or at the base
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv1 )  Ly autre a besche e od pichois [...] Suffoient entur la parei  3153


1something that has been undermined
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 )  Esprise de fu e suffoide (Latin: suffossa) (var. suffodie  (P) MS: s.xii4/4 ), de l'encrepement del tuen volt perirunt  91.79.17
fuir#2  defuir#2  desenfuir  enfuir#2 
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