enverser1 (s.xii1/3)

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enverser1 (s.xii1/3)

[ FEW: 4,791b inversus; Gdf: 3,314b enverser; GdfC: ; TL: 3,708 enverser; DEAF: ; DMF:  enverser; TLF: ; OED:  inverse v.; MED: ; DMLBS: 1466a inversare ]


1to knock over, down
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Meint bliaut de samit i fu le jur deciré, Meint dancel abatu, meint cheval enversé  133
( s.xiiiex; MS: 1307-15 )  issi la sustienent ke lé boffees au diable [...] ne la (=the Church) enversent e trebuchent  231.28
to turn upside down
( s.xii2; MS: s.xii3/3 )  Samuel un vaissel a uelie traist avant, sur le chief Saul enversa  18
2to turn over on one’s back
( s.xii1/3; MS: c.1200 )  (when a loadstone is put under her pillow) S’ele ad puterie menee, Ignelepas si ert enversee  249.1394
( MS: s.xiiiex )  La damoisele acole e beise: enmi sun lit […] L’ad couchee e tote enversee  32.123
3to invert
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Et lors s’aforce li malades de chier, si que li boiaus soit enversez  i 225


1overturned, inverted
( 1113-19; MS: s.xii3/3 )  (the moon) quant est enversee Dunc ert pluie aprestee  2607
( s.xiv; MS: s.xivm )  Johel [...] descriva [...] l’arche de cel enversee el cenacle de Syon  3va
2carved on the back (?)
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Sotil[le] fut l’entaille des overes enlevees, A bestes e a veignes e as flurs enversees  4313
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