tenser1 (c.1136-37)

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tenser1 (c.1136-37)

tensier;  tencer,  teiser  


1to protect
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiiex )  Qui entrer pot en la cited, Si fud garid e bien tensed  2422
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiim )  La ceinture voil renveier Ke m'ad tensé de l'adverser  4864
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xivm )  nostre seignur combatera pur vous et vous teisera (l. tensera)  47ra
2to help, succour
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Se Deu ne[l] vousist itant tenser Ke amendast le soen penser  51
3to spare
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiiex )  Devant els n'ot mustier tensed  1480
4taxto tax as payment for protection
( 1174-75; MS: s.xiiex )  Nes puet tensier ne rien d'eus aver  (var.) 1121
5to pay protection-money
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Car treus ne repos ne lur volt point doner, E cil ne se volent rendre ne tenser  2232
tenser sa vie
1to save one's life
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xivin )  ne sevent quel part turner Enpur lur vies tenser  3408
This is an AND1 entry © MHRA 1977-1992: reproduced with permission. Digitisation funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.