devinaille (s.xii1/3)

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devinaille (s.xii1/3)

[ FEW: 3,108a divinare; Gdf: 2,699c devinaille; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1869 devinaille; DEAF: ; DMF:  devinaille; TLF: ; OED:  dinvinail n.; MED:  divinaille n.; DMLBS: ]
devinailhe,  devinail,  devinal,  devinale;  devignaille;  divinail,  divinaile,  divinaille  


1riddle, dark, obscure saying
( s.xii1; MS: 1155-60 )  je aoverrai en harpe ma devinaille (Latin: aenigma)  84.XLIV.4
( c.1250; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Un devinal (M.E. A rydels) vus est moustree  (A) 302va
( c.1200; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Samson li forz recunust a s’amie La devinaille e qu’ele signifie  (B) 4799
( 1266-1300; MS: c.1300 )  il crut en songes et en devinailhes  77.121
( s.xii1/3; MS: s.xiiex )  Nule pere n’est tant vaillante [...] Pur devinales deviner Ne pur fantosmes demustrer  226.685
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  Sorcerie est un art a deviner. Devinail proprement soune en mal (=is a pejorative term)  15
( MS: s.xiii/xiv )  devinacio: devinal  i 140
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Reherça cum sa mere par un[e] devinaille Envers l’enchantement viola sa esposaille  1869
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiiiex )  Eliotropie [...] En devinaile vaut e sanc estanche  93.687
4conjecture, guess
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiiex )  Mult plusurs humes l’esgarderent (=the comet) , [...] Chascun diseit sa devinaille  5149
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  E ben le say sanz divinayle Ke [...]  228.69
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