oscurcir (c.1230)

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oscurcir (c.1230)

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[ FEW: 7,281b obscurus; Gdf: 5,649c oscurcier /5,649c oscurcir; GdfC: 10,245c oscurcir; TL: 6,1330 oscurcier /6,1330 oscurcir; DEAF:  oscurcier / oscurcir; DMF:  obscurcer / obscurcir; TLF:  obscurcir; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 1975c obscurare 1 ]


1to become dark, dim
( 1273-82; MS: s.xivex )  Plorer dois bien e grant doel faire Quant oscurcist le beau viaire (=face of J.C.) Vers qui le ciel n'a luminaire Qui si [tre]docement esclaire  4646
fig.to become obscure, unclear
( s.xiiiex; MS: 1307-15 )  Si il (=gold, silver, iron and steel) coillissent roil au feu, ceo serreit econtre nature. Aussi homme en tribulacion, si il queut roil de inpacience, il fet encontre nature, kar la chose li oscurcit ki de sa nature esclarcit  8.6


1pathol.blinded, deprived of sight
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiim )  Atant lur [sunt] tost esclarci Li oil, que erent obscurci (var. enobscuri)  7355
( 1273-82; MS: s.xivex )  Seint Legier, oscurcie face, Et la mort que pur Dieu embrace  2103
enoscurcir  oscur  oscuration  oscurement  oscurir  oscurté 
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