sodomite (c.1200)

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sodomite (c.1200)


[ FEW: 12,22b Sodomita; Gdf: 7,436c sodomite; GdfC: 10,681b sodomite; TL: 9,704 sodomite; DEAF:  sodomite; DMF:  sodomite; TLF:  sodomite; OED:  sodomite a. and n.; MED:  sodomit(e n.; DMLBS: 3112c sodomita /3112c Sodomitus ]
sodomit,  somodite (l. sodomite)
pl. sodomiz  


1 Bibl.demonym Sodomite, inhabitant of the city of Sodom (in reference to Genesis 18:20-21)
( c.1200; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Li Sodomit (var. (E: c.1220-40) Sodomiz ) esteient malveise gent  (B) 404
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  En icel tens quant nostre Sire Les Sodomites vot occire  18014
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiiim )  Abundance de pain et superfluité de vin fut achaisun del pechié as Sodomites  91
2 theol. sodomite, one who engages in a form of sexual intercourse considered sinful
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xivin )  Vie demena de sodomite  1138
( c.1240 )  Avaunt maudit tot sodomite Ke femme laisse, a home habite  3
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  Et meymes tiel jugement eynt sorciers et sorceresces, et renyez et somodites (l. sodomites)  i 42


1 theol. of sodomy, pertaining to the practice of a form of sexual intercourse considered sinful
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Le terce an de soun regne en peché sodomyt A Wyncestre en bayne morust de mort subyt  i 228
sodomie  sodomien  sodomitein  sodomiterie 
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