[ostage]1 (1280-1307)

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[ostage]1 (1280-1307)

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[ FEW: 4,500a hostis; Gdf: 5,654b ostage 2; GdfC: ; TL: 6,1352 ostage 1; DEAF:  ost (ostage); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]


1mil.(unit within an) army, company
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Modrede [...] Ordayne en .vj. escheles les genz de soun hostage  i 222
2host, multitude
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  tu luy (=God) prioies Q'ascun de l'enfernal hostage, Qant tu serres sur ton passage Des oels mortielx jammés ne voies  29632
domesticbody of attendants, retinue
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  Largesce pour bon governage Ad retenu de son menage Discrecioun [...]. Discrecioun, q'est assetz sage, [...] Attrait les bons a son hostage, Pour avoir leur bonne aqueintance  15969
ost#1  osteier  ostoir 
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