redempt (c.1378)

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redempt (c.1378)


[ FEW: *10,179a redimere; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  redempt a.; MED: ; DMLBS: 2698a redimere ]

The word, unique to Gower in Anglo-Norman but also attested in fifteenth-century English, functions as a Latinized past participle form of redemer.


1theol.redeemed, saved from sin and damnation (by the atonement of Christ)
( c.1378; MS: s.xivex )  quant ton fils morust, al hure Lors fuist redempt la forsfaiture =transgression  29564
( c.1378; MS: s.xivex )  la gent terrestre Qui sont redempt de la juyse  29856
redemer  redempcion  redemptur 
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