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despendre2 (c.1136-65)

[ FEW: 8,178b pendere; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,351b despendre; TL: 2,1684 despendre 1; DEAF: ; DMF:  dépendre 1; TLF:  dépendre 1; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]


1to cut, bring down (from gallows, Cross)
( c.1136-65; MS: c.1200 )  Despendu (=J.C.) fud e seveli  1014
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  Serjanz i Vindrent [...] Pur lui despendre & mettre en terre  92.53


1to free oneself (from gallows)
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiii2 )  Qui pur Deu le suen despent De feres furches se despent  116


1cut down from the gallows
( c.1270; MS: s.xivin )  si fussez (=J.C.) dependu, Auke confort en puise aver  95.843
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