servante1 (s.xiiim)

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servante1 (s.xiiim)


[ FEW: 11,538b servire; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: 9,559 servant (servante); DEAF:  servir (servante); DMF:  servante; TLF:  servante; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 3052b servire 2 ]


1 female status occupation female attendant, domestic servant
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xivm )  Jeo sui Ruth, ta ancelle. Espaund ton pail sur ton servaunte  196 (P)
( 1354 )  Johan de Hiltone [...] avoit une servaunte qe se fit nomer Agneys de Loundres  485.210
( 1372 )  pur le bon et agreable service que nostre bien amee servante Alison Lavender nous ad fait [...]  i 194
( MS: 1423 )  et .viij. servaunces (l. servauntes) femelles, pur servier as ditz languissantz en le dit hospitall  iv 249
female theol. (of God, the Devil, etc.) female servant, follower
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiv1 )  Tel miracle fit Dieu pur cele Ke servante le fut bone e bele  63.62
serf#1  servage  servager  servant#1  servantie  serve#1  serviable  servil  serviour  servir  servisable  servisant  servise#1  servitia  servitur  servitute 
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