[pitivousement] (1400-01)

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[pitivousement] (1400-01)

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

It is debatable whether the word, unattested in Continental French, should be spelled with a ‘u’ (vowel) or a ‘v’ (consonant). See the commentary of pitivous for further discussion.


1pitiably, lamentably, in a manner that deserves compassion
( 1400-01 )  par force de quel graunt, yceux qi droit en ount as mesmes les terres et tenementz ount esté pitevousment  (ed. piteuousment) delayez en lour pursuitz  iii 474
( 1423 )  priount les communes, pur ceo qe diverses lieges nostre tres soveraigne Seignur le Roi, pitevousement  (ed. piteuousement) et dolorousement, par lour diverses billes a les ditz communes en icest present parlement baillez, ount monstrez, qe plusours et diverses extorcions, oppressions [...]  iv 254.46
pide  pitance  pité  piteable  piteiance  piteier  pitif  pitiver  pitivous  pitus  pitusement  piu#1  piuement 
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