purtreiter (s.xiiiin)

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purtreiter (s.xiiiin)

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[ FEW: 13,142a tractare /13,181b trahere; Gdf: 6,321c portraitier; GdfC: ; TL: 7,1611 portraitier 1 /7,1611 portraitier 2; DEAF:  traire (portraiter); DMF:  portraiter; TLF: ; OED:  portrait v.; MED: ; DMLBS: 1234b protrahere /1234b protractare ]
portraiter,  purtreter  

The CL protrahere and protractare seem to have both generated the OF purtreiter. Protrahere, also the etymon of purtraire, had the sense of 'to draw' or 'to make or represent by drawing' (DMBLS protrahere) while protractare equally had the sense 'to draw'. While the sense 'to shape, fashion' seem to derive from protrahere, the sense 'to portray, represent' could derive from either etymon.


1to draw forth
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiiim )  Li orgoillus desdeignant suelent manger lur levres e bastuns e aver les oilz fichiez e cume esbaiz, quant purtraitent aucune od ententif curage  3209
2to portray, represent figuratively (in drawing, painting etc.)
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Nul ne poet escrire ne purtraire (var. (P: c.1310) descrire ne portraiter) en peinture Ne beste fust al monde qui eust tel alure  4065
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  Brandiz est cum un cerf furmé, Cartage cum boef purtreté  1106
to shape, fashion
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  lcel cel fu primes criez, E ové la terre purtreitez  2470
purtrait#1  purtraire  purtraiture 
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