ostesse (1190-1210)

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ostesse (1190-1210)

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[ FEW: 4,491a hospes; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,769b hoste (hostesse); TL: 6,1387 ostesse; DEAF:  oste (ostesse); DMF:  hôtesse; TLF:  hôtesse; OED:  hostess n.; MED:  hostes(se n.; DMLBS: ]
ostesce;  hostesse,  hostesce  


1femalehostess, woman who receives guests in her house
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  Clement la femme ad apelé Ki fud ostesse sa mere (when her mother was shipwrecked)  6349
( 1273-82; MS: s.xivex )  Pri qe t’amor en li repose Et il soit rosiers et tu rose [...] Il Heliseu (=Elisha, a prophet who revived the deceased son of Shunem in return for her hospitality) qui rend le vie [E] tu s’ostesce que le prie  2664
( s.xivin; MS: s.xiv1 )  (J.C.:) ‘Ma chere hostesce ke me resceut (=Martha) Si est passé ceste nute A joye ke ne avera finement’  55.253
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  Dame peresce, cele male hostesse  59
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  Mais celle q'est la bonne hostesse Molt bien fait guarder la richesse (of her husband), E auci [...] Despendre ensi comme meulx affiert: En son hostel molt bien appiert Et sa mesure et sa largesce  17728
2femaleoccupationhostess of an inn or lodging house
( 1190-1210; MS: c.1300 )  Un veneor [...] a l'ostel droit repeira. Une sue ostesse apela. 'Dame,' fet il, 'treez vus ça.' En une chambre l'a mené [...]  B735
ostage#2  oste#1  ostel  ostelage  ostelein  osteler#1  osteler#2  ostelere  ostelerie  ostelet#1  ostelment  oster#2  osterie 
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