benigne (s.xii1)

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benigne (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 1,325a benignus; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,316a benin; TL: 1,921 benigne; DEAF:  benigne; DMF:  bénin; TLF:  bénin; OED:  benign a.; MED:  benigne a.; DMLBS: 193a benignus ]
benin,  beninge,  beningne  

a.

1kind, gracious
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 ) Exoi mei, Sire, kar benigne est ta misericorde  81.68.20
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  Si sunt li juste ome benin  6292
( 1214-16 )  Bien sai qe tant es (=God) beningnes E veirs  1850
( 1397 )  je supplie [...] q’il de sa beninge grace [...]  i 234
( 1390-1412; MS: s.xv1 )  et sur ce de vostre benigne grace [...] comander que [...]  5.27
kindly, gentle
( s.xii3/3; MS: s.xiiiin )  (The bishop) Dist a Theofle od voiz benigne Que de l’evesquié esteit digne  169.119
pleasant
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Et dist ke il n’erent mie digne De manoier en cel liu benigne  3667
smooth, untroubled (sea-crossing, etc.)
( 1399; MS: s.xv1 )  n’y est en vie nullui que sciet souvenir passage si benigne  346
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