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dame1 (s.xii1)

[ FEW: 3,123b domina; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,271c dame; TL: 2,1176 dame; DEAF: ; DMF:  dame 1; TLF:  dame 1; OED:  dame n.; MED:  dame n.; DMLBS: 715a domina ]
dama,  deme,  dome,  dam  (E) 8410 daame  502 damme  35.65 dume  (H) 223
pl. dames,  damis  


1titlefemalelady, woman
( c.1141; MS: s.xiii4/4 ) Il furent dis sibiles, Gentils dames nubiles  2
( MS: s.xiii )  matronales: de dames  ii 120
( 1299 )  qe dowere soyt assigné a dames deinz les xl. jours aprés la mort de lours barons  iii 90
statustitlefemale(in titles) lady
( 1330 )  ma dame Isabelle ore tart roine d’Engleterre  208
female(as form of address) lady
( MS: 1120-40 )  (to her mother in law:) 'Dama', dist ele, 'jo i ai si grant perte [...] Quant n'ai tun filz'  148
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  ‘Ma dome, volentiers’, çoe respunt li donzel  570
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 ) sicume li oil d'ancele es mains de sa dame, eissifaitement li nostre oil al Segnor nostre Deu  121.122.3
( s.xii2/4; MS: s.xiiiin )  Je ere ten soumier [...]. Tu estoies ma dame Si me carchas la soume  (C) 325
( s.xivin; MS: s.xivm )  quaunt A. s’enfui de sa dame Sarray  53
3monasticeccl.femalestatusabbess or prioress
( 1311 )  q’ils sont les gentz la dame et q’il vyndrent en eide [...]  Ed II x 232
4statustitlefemalefemale ruler
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Margarete qe deveit governer La reaume d’Escoce, cum dame de l’enteer  ii 308
( 1327-30 )  roine d’Engleterre, dame d’Irlande et contesse de P.  v.cxlvi
5theol.the Virgin Mary
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  La Dame n’est pas orguillose, Pur ceo est ele la Deu espuse  6257
Nostre Dame
1theol.titleOur Lady, the Virgin Mary
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  C’est le frut de sauvaciun Encuntre cel [de] dampnaciun Ke nostre Dame reçut et porta  335
( 1319 )  Ceo est le testament Margerie de Crioll, fest le samady procheyn aprés l'anuncioun Nostre Dame  83
chef dame
1statusfemalemistress, chief
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  si en est confession chef dame e principal sur toutes icestes autres choses devant nomez  79.19
dame de guerre
1lawstatusfemalemil.lady bearing lordship in time of war
( 1260; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  [...] s’il fu fet en tens de guerre, e ele dame de guerre en recettant les enemis le roy [...]  211
dame de religiun
1monasticeccl.femalestatusabbess or prioress
( 1326-27 )  Evesqes, Abbees, Priours, Dames de religion  i 256
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