[oscuration] (s.xii3/4)

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[oscuration] (s.xii3/4)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 7,282a obscurus; Gdf: 5,649b oscuration; GdfC: ; TL: 6,1330 oscuracïon; DEAF:  oscuracion; DMF:  obscuration; TLF:  obscuration; OED:  obscuration n.; MED:  obscuration n.; DMLBS: 1976a obscuratio ]
obscuracion,  obscuracioun  

The word’s main (but late-medieval) sense (in DMF, OED and MED) of ‘eclipse’ (in an astronomical context) is not yet found attested in Anglo-Norman.


1darkening, removal of light
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Un mont est outre ces monz [...] Sa umbre done au regné obscuracion  4669
fig.darkening of reputation, denigration
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  Dieus les oels de halte enprise Humilera de sa reprise En la basse obscuracioun  2304
oscur  oscurcir  oscurement  oscurir  oscurté 
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