clergesse (s.xiiiex)

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clergesse (s.xiiiex)

[ FEW: 2/i,774b clericus; Gdf: 2,151b clergesse; GdfC: ; TL: 2,478 clergesse; DEAF:  clerc; DMF:  clergesse; TLF: ; OED:  clergess n.; MED:  clergesse n.; DMLBS: ]


1learned woman
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xivin )  Askune (=recluse) est clergesce, askune nient  4.12
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  Come ele estoit en diverses sciences aprise, et tiele clergesse […], fust eslu pape de Rome  255.3
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