sepande (c.1180)

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sepande (c.1180)


[ FEW: 17,23b sceppend; Gdf: 7,384b sepande; GdfC: ; TL: 9,499 sepande; DEAF:  sepande; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  sheppend n.; MED:  sheppende n.; DMLBS: ]
ls(loanword: M.E. )


1 theol. female goddess, female divinity of creation
( c.1180; MS: s.xiii2 )  As autres escarboz le dist Que lur sepande lur mesfist  288.10
( c.1180; MS: s.xiii2 )  A la sepande ala the hare parler, Si li cumence a demander Pur quei ne l’ot itel criee E de cornes si aurnee Cum[e] le cerf  348.7
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