pitiver (s.xiv/xv)

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pitiver (s.xiv/xv)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: *8,439b pietas; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  pitié (*); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

It is debatable whether the word, unattested in Continental French (but see Gdf empitivant and empitiver (3,62b)), should be spelled with a ‘u’ (vowel) or a ‘v’ (consonant). See the commentary of pitivous for further discussion.


1emotionto feel pity, compassion
( MS: s.xiv/xv )  misereri: tu pitives  (ed. pitiues) gallice  i 158
empitiver  pide  pitance  pité  piteable  piteiance  piteier  pitif  pitivous  pitivousement  pitus  pitusement  piu#1  piuement 
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