papesse (c.1334)

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papesse (c.1334)

[ hap]

[ FEW: 7,572a papa; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,268b papesse; TL: ; DEAF:  pape (papesse); DMF:  papesse; TLF:  papesse; OED:  popess n.; MED: ; DMLBS: ]


1femaleeccl.occupationfemale pope (in reference to pope Joan, believed to have reigned after Leo IV in the 850s)
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  Aprés la papesse [...] tient le see papal Benoit le Tierce  256.20
papacie  papal  pape  papelard 
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