wanelace (s.xiiex)

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wanelace (s.xiiex)

wenlace,  wenelace  

s.

1deceit, trick
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Tant sevent eles (= women) wanelaces (vars. wenelaces (O)MS: s.xiii3/4; wenlaces (V)MS: s.xiv), Ki ben lur fet, poi en ad graces  1233
2deceitfulness
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiiiex )  Ma nature est sur tote ren De rendre tut dis mal pur ben, Pur beu servise male grace: La tire e trait ma wenelace  812
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