desesperance (s.xiiex)

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desesperance (s.xiiex)

[ FEW: 12,167a sperare; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,333a desesperance; TL: 2,1573 desesperance; DEAF: ; DMF:  désespérance; TLF:  désespérance; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 631c desperantia ]
desesperaunce;  desesperrance;  desasperance,  deseparance,  deseparaunce,  deseperance  


1theol.(sin of) despair
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  faus conissaunce q’il fit de felonie par deseparaunce  167
2lack of trust
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiiim )  Issi perdirent par lor desesperance; N’aveient mie veraie conessance De Damnedé ne de sa grant puissance  649
chair en desesperance fall into (the sin of) despair
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  le abbesse grant solaz le fet De parole, ke en desesperance Ne chaist  221.29
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