purpostement (c.1230)

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purpostement (c.1230)

[ hap]

[ FEW: 8,71a pausare; Gdf: 6,438c proposeement; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  proposer (proposeement); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

The editor notes that purpost is a possible variant for propos and so this word could be considered a variant of proposément (not extant in AN) and thus translated as ‘intentionally’. This sense, however, does not match with the sense of the Latin paene which it is translating.


1intentionally, purposefully
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  E voiz purpostement (Latin: pene) humeine  650
purpos  purposable  purposement  purposer 
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