recluse1 (s.xiiiin)

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recluse1 (s.xiiiin)


[ FEW: 10,155a recludere; Gdf: 6,670b recluse; GdfC: ; TL: 8,435 recluse; DEAF:  reclure (recluse); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  recluse a., n. and adv.; MED:  reclus(e n.; DMLBS: 279a recludere (reclusus) ]


1monasticfemalefemale recluse, hermit or anchoress, woman who lives in seclusion from the secular world
( MS: s.xiiiin )  hic vel hec anachoreta, i. reclus  80
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  Raiente a nom [...] la recluse religiouse Qui tant fut de vertuz famouse  15599
( s.xiiiex; MS: c.1300 )  Car ceo est droit e de recluse e de nonein [...] ke [...] eles soient tot dis leenz deske a la mort  227.3
( 1382 )  une autre lettre au dit monsire Robert pur deliverer a la recluse en la chappelle Seinte Elyne joust la chastel de Pontefreit deux cheisnes pur fuail  ii 236
( a.1399; MS: a.1399 )  nonails, recluses del ordre de Sempryngham  129.5
2monasticsecluded place, hermitage or monastery
( 1374 )  Item un garrant est fait a monsire Robert de Swyllyngton chief forestier del Pountfreit pur delivrer a la recluse de Snayth un cheisne covenable pur maeresme et fuial deinz nostre park de Crydelyng  ii 243.1512
reclore  reclus#1  reclusage  reclusaille  reclusoire 
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