Middle English Dictionary Entry

chiertẹ̄ n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

1.
(a) Love, loving-kindness, affection; also, an act of kindness; (b) beren, haven ~ to, have affection for (sb.), be devoted to (sb.), love; (c) haven in ~, hold dear, love (sb.).
2.
(a) Solicitude, loving care; also, mercy; haven in ~, feel (deeply) concerned about (sth.), have at heart; (b) zealous effort.
3.
Esteem, admiration; haven, holden in ~, respect or admire (sb. or sth.).
4.
(a) Cheerfulness, mirth; (b) something that gives joy.