amollir (s.xii1)

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amollir (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 6/iii,54a mollis; Gdf: 1,271c amolier 2 /3,47b emmolir /3,498b esmolir; GdfC: 8,108c amolir; TL: 1,358 amolir /1,358 amoliier /3,1127 esmolir; DEAF:  mol (amolier) / mol (amolir) / mol (enmolier) / mol (enmollir) / mol (esmolir); DMF:  amollir / amollier 1 / esmolir / emmolir; TLF:  amollir; OED:  amollish v.; MED: ; DMLBS: 1233a immollire ]
amollier,  amoller;  amolir,  amolier;  emmollir,  emmolir,  enmoillir;  esmoillir,  esmollir,  esmolir  

v.a. soften
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  des choses que amollissent les ners et les relaxent  i 179
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  La bere tuche Jesu Crist Quant il le dur quor amollist  154rb40
( c.1270; MS: s.xivin )  Car me facez grace aver Ke enmoillir puise mun quer  102.1035
( MS: s.xiii-s.xiv )  N’i (=in the soul) a duresce ke n’enmolist, Ne amertume ke n’enducist  176.79 soften, make tender
( s.xiv1/3 )  Poumes ammolee. Vyn, eofs, flur triee de forment, poumes goboneez par desus, sucre pur abatre la force de le vyn  867.9.1 assuage, calm
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  li crual penser […] De pieté sont esmolliz  10959


1to soften
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiiim )  Si l’emflure dunkes ne amolie ne asiet  ii 22

v.refl. unbend, yield
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xivin )  S’ele ne s’amolist umblement Et fait tot son comandement  65


( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 )  Amoliees sunt les paroles de lui sur olie  74.54.24
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