desmentir1 (c.1174)

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desmentir1 (c.1174)

[ FEW: 6/i,744a mentiri; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,346b desmentir; TL: 2,1646 desmentir; DEAF: ; DMF:  démentir; TLF:  démentir; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 606a dementiri ]
dementir  

v.a.

1to contradict, give the lie to
( s.xii3/3; MS: s.xiiiin )  Tierri [...] Ki le fel Jueu desmenti  297.171
( s.xii4/4; MS: s.xiii )  T. li (=Brengvein) ad aseuré Que ço pas verité n’estoit [...] E qu’en la curt le fra venir Pur K. desmentir  (D) 1985
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  L’altre (=woman) respond encontre, si la desment Devant le rei veant tute sa gent  (B) 12505
( c.1339 )  si le meir [...] dement asqun home de bone value en asqun aultre despisaunte parole [...]  ii 17

v._refl.

1to go back on one’s word
( c.1174; MS: s.xiiiin )  E serement en fist, ne s’en puet desmentir  1728
( s.xiiex; MS: 1272-82 )  Ne m’agree n[i]ent Rois ki tou[s] se dement  386
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  Puis se treist del tut ariere De quanque out dit cum trechiere; Sei meisme del tut desmenti  2323
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