tempter1 (s.xii2)

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tempter1 (s.xii2)

tampter;  temter,  tenter  

v.a.

1to tempt
( s.xii2; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  Il me tempta, jo fis son gré  751
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiiim )  coment vus (= J.C.) estoiez tempté del diable  216.12
2to test
( s.xii2; MS: s.xiiex )  La reine de Saba [...] vint en Jerusalem le rei tempter e sun sens espruver  135
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiv2 )  unqe ne oystes de nul hom Qe fu plus temptés sanz deserte, Par travail, peyne ou poverte  820 (var. C2)
3to sound, plumb
( s.xii2; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  D'emfer m'estoet tempter le fond  332
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xiiim )  De sun espee le gué tempta (var. tasta (C)MS: s.xiii4/4), Mais il funz pas n'i trova  12342
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