espuse (c.1170)

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espuse (c.1170)

[ FEW: 12,211b sponsus; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,548b espose; TL: 3,1242 espos, espose; DEAF: ; DMF:  épouse; TLF:  époux; OED:  spouse n.; MED:  spous(e n.; DMLBS: 3168b sponsa 2 ]
espose,  espouse  

s.f.

1kinshipstatuswife, marriage partner
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xivin )  (King Lear) De s'espuse out treis puceles  1209
( s.xivin; MS: 1312-40 )  je vous pri, cher amy Fouke, [...] qe vous la pernez a espouse  30.20
( 1339 )  Edward nos ditz fitz [...] prendra a loial femme et espuse damoisele Marguerete  ii 1083
( 1375 )  la quelle Elizabeth est ore espose a nostre bien ame George de Felbrige  ii 329
theol.kinship(in a religious context) bride (to God)
( c.1170 )  vus, ma dame, duce flur, Mere et espuse a mun seignur  1216
( 1171-74; MS: c.1200 )  saint iglise [...] est espuse Deu, qui est sire des reis  1227
( 1267; MS: c.1300 )  La Dame n'est pas orguillose, Pur ceo est ele la Deu espuse  6258

a.f.

femme espuse
femme
spuse 
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