ancele (s.xii1)

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ancele (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 24,540b ancilla; Gdf: 1,282c ancele; GdfC: ; TL: 1,378 ancele; DEAF:  ancele; DMF:  ancelle 1; TLF: ; OED:  ancille n.; MED:  ancille n.; DMLBS: 83b ancilla ]
auncele;  ancelle;  ansele;  hancele, 
pl. ancheles  1122  

s.

1femalemaiden
( c.1235; MS: c.1235 )  Marie […] une simple ancele, Ke enfanta e nurri Jesu  1252
2femaleoccupationhandmaid(en), maidservant
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  sicume li oil del ancele (Latin: ancillae) a la main de sa dame  235.CXXII.2
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiim )  Modwenne, la Deu ancele  185
( c.1250; MS: 1307-25 )  Allumés, auncele, une frenole  465
3eccl.monasticfemalenun
( 1140-1160; MS: 1140-1160 )  jo Eadgars [...] vuil e desir restorer e relever le servise mun Criatur par tute ma terre [...] es esglises et es leus u li serf e les anceles Deu suz l’ordre seint Beneeit vesquirent  265.1.6
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiiim )  Ceste ovre faz que ci conmenz Por une ancele saint Lorenz  76
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  ses dignes espouses e ses cheres anceles nomement (l. nomément?) vus noneines e vus recluses  213.23
( 1334 )  le roi & son Conseil prient ses liges ancelles, Abbesse & Covent de B. […]  ii 80
4femaleconcubine
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiiim )  (Jacob:) Que de ses femmes, que de ses anseles Doze en i out des fiz e une pucele  (E) 810
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xiiim )  Honir vus volt e enginner; De vostre fille, ma damaisele, Fait en ad de lui ancele, En voz chambres par force entrat, Vostre Laurette purjue ad  3280
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