pitif (c.1275)

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pitif (c.1275)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: *8,438b pietas; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  pitié (pitif); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

For an interpretation of the exceptional use of the -if suffix, see the commentary of pitivous.


1emotioncompassionate, caring, kind person
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  A le espontable jugement Kaunt [...] a pytifs serra retret Quanke de aumone averunt fet  3199
pide  pitance  pité  piteable  piteiance  piteier  pitiver  pitivous  pitivousement  pitus  pitusement  piu#1  piuement 
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