profitable (s.xii1/3)

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profitable (s.xii1/3)

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[ FEW: 9,428a profectus; Gdf: 6,425a profitable; GdfC: 10,427a profitable; TL: 7,1510 porfitable; DEAF:  porfit (porfitable); DMF:  profitable; TLF:  profitable; OED:  profitable adj., n.., adv.; MED:  profitable adj.; DMLBS: ]
profeitable,  proffitable,  profetable,  prophitable;  proufictable,  proufitable,  prouffitable,  purfitable  

a.

1profitable, advantageous
( s.xii1/3; MS: s.xiiex )  Lantelius est une pere [...]. Profitable est a porter As homes qui volent rober  248.1363
( MS: s.xiiim )  Treis overaignes al cors prophitables sunt  4970
( s.xiiiex; MS: c.1300? )  Mult est profitable a la bone gent  29
( 1435 )  auxquels lieux il (=the king) a fait faire grans et notables offres et roysonables ouvertures, amiables, doulces, honnourables et proufictables aux parties et a leurs subgez  429
2fruitful, bountiful
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiii3/3 )  Li lius ert beus e delitables, Li pais bons e profitables  130
3wise, knowledgeable
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  Se hom dit parole covenable, E ki en Deu seit profeitable, U estudeit en bon traité, Dreiz est ke hom seit esleeced  9004
( c.1241; MS: s.xiii2 )  ke tote vostre maysnee [...] seyt leale, honeste e profitable  400
( c.1300 )  .ij. proddeshomes [...] profitables et sachaunz a estre baillifs  i 44
4effective
( 1485-86 )  si lez patentz fuerent profetables il ne poet avera [sic] tiel seintuary  ii 116
pharm.med.beneficial, effective
( MS: s.xv )  cest oille mult est preciouse e mult profitable a corps dormé  99.S111
literature(of rhyme) effective
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  rime entendable, Legiere e douce e profitable  220
nient profitable
nientprofitable
profit  profitablement  profitance  profitement#1  profiter 
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