Middle English Dictionary Entry
|Forms||request(e n. Also requist, rekeist(e.|
|Etymology||OF requeste, rekeste.|
Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)
- (c1380) Chaucer CT.SN.(Manly-Rickert)G.239 : God liketh thy requeste, And bothe..Ye shullen come vn to his blisful feste.
- (c1395) Chaucer CT.Cl.(Manly-Rickert)E.104 : I dar the bettre aske of yow a space Of audience, to shewen oure requeste.
- c1425(a1420) Lydg.TB (Aug A.4)1.493 : Take vp-on þe my prayer and requeste, And here my trouthe, & take it for beheste.
- a1425(?a1400) RRose (Htrn 409)6039 : Ladies..shal..moeve hem..many requestis Bi flateri, that not honest is.
- ?a1425(c1400) Mandev.(1) (Tit C.16)54/7 : The Soudan..commanded..to all his subgettes..for to obeye to all my requestes [Man.(2): askynges] resonable.
- (1440) in Black Leathersellers24 : The seid Wardeins of Lethersellers seene and serche it before or it go, if thei will, at resonable requeste of the owner.
- 1447 Bokenham Sts.(Arun 327)182 : He me requyryd..Whos request to me is a comaundement, That..I wold it doo.
- ?c1450 Knt.Tour-L.(Hrl 1764)5/11 : It is an higher..thinge forto praise..God, thanne to requere hym, for in request askes yefte, mede, or guerdoun.
- (a1470) Malory Wks.(Win-C)515/20 : Whan sir Persides undirstood the rekeyst of sir Palomydes, he made hym redy.
- c1475(1392) *MS Wel.564 (Wel 564)75a/b : Þou schalt neuere drawen out noon arowe..vnto þe tyme þat he be clene schryuen..and also þat it be outwardly þe pacientis requeste in herynge of hise freendis.
- c1475(a1449) Lydg.Test.(Hrl 218)414 : Thou Iesu..To my requestes be mercyfull attendaunce, Graunt..repentaunce.
- c1475 Body Pol.(Cmb Kk.1.5)93/27 : Euery man put in ther his requestis of the office that he desierid.
- a1500 Nicod.(4) (Hrl 149)111 : What art thou that thus lyftest vp thy request to God for oure confusyoun?
- a1500 ?Ros Belle Dame (Cmb Ff.1.6)90 : Sum-what by force, sum-what by þair request..nede I must cum In.
- a1500 ?Ros Belle Dame (Cmb Ff.1.6)146 : Of his yen the shot..federid was with right humble requestis.
- (c1385) Chaucer CT.Kn.(Manly-Rickert)A.1204 : At requeste [vr. requist] and prayere Of Parotheus..Duc Theseus hym leet out of prisoun.
- (c1395) Chaucer CT.Cl.(Manly-Rickert)E.185 : He graunted hem a day swich as hym leste..And seyde he dide al this at hir requeste.
- ?a1400(a1338) Mannyng Chron.Pt.2 (Petyt 511)p.266 : Þise cardinals so bond Edward & Philip, Nouþer suld werri..þise kynges stille þei lefte at þe papes request.
- c1400(?c1380) Pearl (Nero A.10)281 : To be excused I make requeste.
- c1425(a1420) Lydg.TB (Aug A.4)2.1486 : I ne haue Ioye nouþer feste To do riʒt nouʒt, sothly, at his request.
- c1440 Treat.PN(2) (Thrn)261 : When we say oure Pater noster, þan make we oure requestis till godde.
- (1442) RParl.5.64b : Of the whiche Wronges..restitution..is not made, notwithstandyng that divers your Letters of request have been delivered.
- c1475(a1449) Lydg.Prayer Cross (LdMisc 683)40 : For thy modris meek mediacioun, At hir request, be to us mercyable.
- a1450 Chauliac(4) (Cai 336/725)15/28 : At þe request of kyng Robert, manye..bokis he translatide.
- a1450 Parton.(1) (UC C.188)7926 : God..I now Reney, Yf for hym make I request To yow.
- c1450(?a1400) Wars Alex.(Ashm 44)3443 : And ald derlingis of Darius was duke made of pers, Request of þe rials [L ad petitionem..populi].
- a1456 Marmaduke SSecr.(Ashm 59)203/11 : Affter þe request of þe Kyng..he translated it oute of Arrabeske in-to Latin.
- (a1470) Malory Wks.(Win-C)72/9 : Launceor..at hys owne rekeyste was slayne.
- (1472) Grant Arms in Antiq.49289 : The..felawship of masons..have..praide me..that I..shuld devyse A Conysaunce of Armes..At the iustaunce [read: instance] and request of whome I..have devysed for them..thise Armes.
- c1475 Body Pol.(Cmb Kk.1.5)51/35 : They make no requeste for non of his servauntis..thoughe he loue him neuer so well.
- a1500 ?Ros Belle Dame (Cmb Ff.1.6)122 : The compleynt of his most hevynesse Cam to his voyce alway with-out request.
- c1500(?a1475) Ass.Gods (Trin-C R.3.19)573 : Wyll ye your rancour sese at my request?
- (c1395) Chaucer CT.Fkl.(Manly-Rickert)F.845 : Finally she graunted that requeste, For wel she saw that it was for the beste.
- (c1400) Gower PP (Eg 2862)27 : Axe of thi god; so schalt thou noght be werned Of no reqweste which is resonable.
- c1425(a1420) Lydg.TB (Aug A.4)1.54 : Iubiter herde his orisoun And hath swiche rowth on hym..That he anoon fulfilled his requeste.
- c1425(a1420) Lydg.TB (Aug A.4)2.2175 : Now condescende tacomplische my request, And what þou felist, answere at the best.
- a1425(c1385) Chaucer TC (Benson-Robinson)3.148 : Lo, here an hard requeste, And resonable a lady for to werne.
- a1425(?a1400) RRose (Htrn 409)5273 : If he do not his requeste, He shal as mochel hym moleste As his felow.
- c1450(c1386) Chaucer LGW Prol.(1) (Benson-Robinson)448 : I may ne wol nat werne your requeste.
- a1500 *Sidrak & B.(Lnsd 793)265 : To oure lord and to oure frende, Kyng Bokkus, we sende Ʒoure request eueridel.
- (a1470) Malory Wks.(Win-C)103/23 : Than were they called all three..But sir Gawayne had the firste requeste.