supple (c.1136-65)

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supple (c.1136-65)

[gdw]

[FEW: 12,447a supplex; Gdf: 7,515b souple; GdfC: 10,696c souple; TL: 9,848 sople; DEAF:  sople; DMF:  souple; TLF:  souple; OED:  supple a.; MED:  souple a.; DMLBS: 3325c supplex 2]
sople,  souple;  suple  

a.

1soft, yielding
( 1360-79; MS: s.xivex ) s’il avient q’ascuns luy die Parole dont elle est laidiee, Respont de si tresmle aleine Qe toute ire et malencolie De l'autre qui la contralie Ferra plus souple que la leine  13428
( 1360-79; MS: s.xivex ) ly sire Q’ad cuer plus suple que la cire, Lequel la femme pliera Toutdis aprés qant le desire  8882
2meteo.(of wind) soft, light
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv1 ) Suple vent unt, mer pleine e bele  1407
( 1190-93; MS: s.xiv1 ) Adunc lur surst vers l’orient Un duz huré, un supple vent  1474
3humble, submissive
( c.1136-65; MS: c.1200 ) Dunt pr[e]echeors sunt noté Ki de povre gent furent né. Si despisables les eslut Pur suples queors k’en elx conuit  5660
4suppliant, expressing supplication
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 ) de quor suple Vus requer ke [...]  5987
( s.xivin; MS: s.xivm ) coment devoms dalier od gentz qi sont en power de baillye ou de seignurie, qe par estre tariez de grosse parolez ne volent estre vencuz [...], mes par [...] souple parole e priere volent estre vencuz  89
fust supple
1 Bibl. planed or flexible type of wood referred to as ‘gopher wood’ in Genesis 6:14
( 1255-60; MS: s.xiiim ) (God to Noah:) ‘Fetes a tai un arche de fusts suples, e vus fres mansiuns en lu [...]’  17.257
asupleier  supplei  supplement  supplicate  supplicatif  supplication  supplicavit  supplier 
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