spasme (c.1300)

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spasme (c.1300)


[FEW: 12,139a spasmus; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,707c spasme; TL: ; DEAF:  spasme; DMF:  spasme; TLF:  spasme; OED:  spasm n.; MED:  spasme n.; DMLBS: 3143c spasmus]


1pathol. med.spasm, violent contraction of a muscle
( c.1300; MS: s.xivin ) sachet ke frenesie conferm‚ est incurable e ceo put hom conoystre [...] par spasme – ceo est a dire crampe – de quises e de jambes  ii 139.22
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