esmier (s.xii2)

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esmier (s.xii2)

[ FEW: 6/ii,72b mica; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,534a esmier; TL: 3,1124 esmiier; DEAF: ; DMF:  émier; TLF:  émier; OED: ; MED:  mien v.; DMLBS: 772c emicare 2 ]


1to dash to pieces, shatter
( s.xii2; MS: s.xii3/3 )  tut fist depescier e esmier cel vilain simulacre  152
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  (a statue) cheit lors [...] a tel esquas Q’erraument fut tote esmiee  19233
to tear to pieces, rend
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  cil lu saillent environ Com por lui trestot esmier  8957
to crumble, grind into small pieces
( MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Cest home qui ait coupé les ners De tere prenge les gros vers, Face les trebien esmier Et puis sor la plaie lier  173.775


1to collapse, fall down
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  li solier [...] Ou il s’estut [...] od lui trestot esmia  4976
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