v. t.1.To damn.
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As an anonymous fifteenth-century writer complained, "For as they dampned Christ so now oure bishopes dampne and bren goddes lawe/for bycause it is drawen into our mother tounge.
The bereft sons conclude that the fiends' mysterious destination for the body reflects the damnation of the soul, and the youngest son, "a skolere," preaches the sign all over England "For to dampne & stroye pat synne, / pat no womman falle per ynne" (8079-80).