mesgarder (c.1165)

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mesgarder (c.1165)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 17,519a *wardôn; Gdf: 5,283b mesgarder; GdfC: ; TL: 5,1637 mesgarder; DEAF: G184 garder (mesgarder); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]


1to guard, protect poorly
( c.1165; MS: s.xiii2 )  Quant li of esteit depesciez [...] Si li cumença [a] enquere Pur quei ot l'of si mesgardé  220.25


1to expose oneself to danger, be off one's guard
( s.xiiiex; MS: 1307-15 )  [...] occient Ysbosech, ceo est la espirit assoté; en un someil nonchalerus mesgarde sei memes paront il est occis  36.19
garder#1  mesgarde 
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