serve1 (c.1292)

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serve1 (c.1292)


[ FEW: 11,548b servus; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: 9,560 serve; DEAF:  servir (serve); DMF:  serve 1; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 3055a servus 2 (serva) ]


1 theol. female (of God, the Devil, etc.) female servant, follower
( s.xivin; MS: s.xiv1 )  Serve suy A mon segnour dulce Jhesu  107.51
2 status occupation female female serf, villein, labourer who is unfree and bound to the soil
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  celi ausi ne serra mie serf, qi serra engendré de une serve en matrimonie mes qe le piere soit fraunc  i 197
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  puis qe acun serf ou acune serfve soit une foiz fraunc  i 199
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  Ceux sunt serfs qe sont engendrez de serfs e nez de serve  77
serf#1  servage  servager  servant#1  servante#1  servantie  serviable  servil  serviour  servir  servisable  servisant  servise#1  servitia  servitur  servitute 
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