mettable (1174-75)

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mettable (1174-75)

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[ FEW: 6/ii,189a mittere; Gdf: 5,313c metable; GdfC: 10,149c mettable; TL: 5,1722 metable; DEAF:  metre 2 (metable); DMF:  mettable; TLF:  mettable; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]


1capable of being put, placed
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  Naam (=goods seized by distraint) mort [...] n'est mie metable (ne) denz enfermure, ou aillours [...]; einz est metable en lu ou li naam e celi qe le deit en purrent meins estre grevez  71
2giving satisfaction, having the requisite qualities
( 1174-75; MS: c.1200 )  Cest cunseil est metable, sil feimes achiever  624
( c.1275; MS: s.xivex )  L'eschele noefime (=of angels) est metable, Angle menu i sount, sanz fable  3545
(of a person) reliable, respectable
( 1300; MS: s.xiv1 )  Ses compaigns fu li conestables Joefnes homs riches e mettables Ky quens estoit de Herefort  103.105-07
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