uterin (c.1334)

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uterin (c.1334)


[ FEW: 14,89a uterus; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,825a uterin; TL: ; DEAF:  uterin; DMF:  utérin; TLF:  utérin; OED:  uterine a. and n.2; MED:  uterine a.; DMLBS: 3573a uterinus ]

The literal sense of uterin is ‘of the womb’ – in this case ‘brothers from the same womb’. Curiously the Latin substantival root, uterus, has no equivalent in Anglo-Norman or Middle French.


frere uterin
1kinshiphalf-brother (who has the same mother, but a different father)
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  Ely, q'estoit le frere Jacob uterin de part sa mere  114.2
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