desperance (s.xiii2/4)

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desperance (s.xiii2/4)

[ FEW: 3,55a desperare; Gdf: 2,627c desperance; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1691 desperance; DEAF: ; DMF:  despérance; TLF: ; OED:  desperance n.; MED:  desperaunce; DMLBS: ]


1emotiontheol.(sin of) despair
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiiim )  [De accidie nescent tristesce], malice, desperance [...]  20.30
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiv1 )  Il serrunt pris en grant destresce De desperance e de tristesce  538
( 1308; MS: s.xiv1 )  Ore (=now that Edward I has died) est la tere en desperaunce  84.26
chair en desperance fall into (the sin of) despair
( s.xiiiex; MS: 1307-15 )  pur ceo ke acun purreit par grant amertume chair en desperance  131.31
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