espus (s.xii1)

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espus (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 12,211b sponsus; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,548a espos; TL: 3,1242 espos; DEAF: ; DMF:  époux; TLF:  époux; OED:  spouse n.; MED:  spous(e n.; DMLBS: 3169a sponsus ]
espos,  espous,  espoux,  espuz;  epus,  eçspus  ii 105 espeuz  ii 1083  

s.

1kinshipstatusbridegroom, husband
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 ) [...] cume espus eisanz de sa chambre  52.18.5
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiii1 )  L’hom ne veit sa moiller ne la moiller l’espus  208
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii2 )  Ki n’at le gué de pucelage Par punt d’espus guart sei de rage  71va4
theol.kinship(in religious context) bridegroom, husband
( 1214-16 )  Savoies tu qe Deus de mei Vot faire espous de seinte iglise?  1485
tenir a espus
1theol.kinship(with reference to Christ) to take as a husband, marry
( MS: 1120-40 )  Oz mei, pulcele! Celui tien ad espus Ki nus raens[t] de sun sanc precius  66

a.

1kinshipmarried
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  [...] si il fust monie [...] ou homme espus  73.3
nun espus
nunespus
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