benefier (s.xiiim)

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benefier (s.xiiim)

[ FEW: 1,324b beneficare; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  bénéficier 2; TLF: ; OED:  benefice v.; MED:  beneficen v.; DMLBS: 192a benefacere /192a beneficiare ]
 

v.a.

1to bless
( MS: s.xiiim )  Jesu al mort se torna, De sa main la benefia E par sun num le appella  537
( s.xivin; MS: s.xivm )  le bon vyn qe Dieux mesmez benefya  163
2eccl.to provide with a benefice
( c.1260; MS: s.xiv1 )  si clerc seiez De seint eglise benefiez  3218
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