polir2 (c.1230)

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polir2 (c.1230)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 9,126a polidion; Gdf: 6,349a poulier 1; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  poulier 1; TLF: ; OED:  pulley v.; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

The passage is not entirely transparent, and the use of such a verb would be rare and much earlier than in Continental French (1408 ‘étirer (les étoffes, les draps) au moyen de poulies’) or English (1581). Ultimately, the verb may have to be interpreted as polir1 in the sense of ‘to polish, make smooth’.


1to hoist (by means of pulleys) (?)
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  Dous poles el firmament sunt, Ke de polir numé sunt, Kar il polisent si le ciel Ke il turne par eus tut uel. En ces le cel turne sun vol, Cum la ro fet en l'asol  2301
polankre  poleige  poletwyn  polive  polivestokke  pollance 
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