[rasorber] (s.xii4/4)

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[rasorber] (s.xii4/4)


[ FEW: *7,389b orbus; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  orp (*); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

In the absence of a verb *orber, the ras- prefix has been interpreted as a reflex of re- + asorber.


1to blind (in turn), deprive of sight (as a form of punishment)
( 1171-74; MS: c.1200 )  [...] dunc serunt tut quite de lur membres clamé. E se puis resunt pris, dunc seient essorbé (var. (H: s.xii4/4) serrunt resorbé), Escorchié e pendu, a vostre volenté  1154 (var.)
aorber  asorber  orb  orbeisun  orbetté 
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