desfeindre (1163-70)

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desfeindre (1163-70)

[ FEW: 3,554a fingere; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]


1to pretend to be ignorant of
( 1163-70; MS: s.xiii2 )  Pur ço qu’il le (=Godwin) veeit puissant [...] Desfeinst li reis la felunie Cum se il ne l’entendist mie  3817
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