rivail2 (s.xiii1)

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rivail2 (s.xiii1)


[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  rivail; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2843a rivalis ]
rivaile,  rivalie,  rivayl,  rivayle,  rivaylle  

The word is only attested in glossaries and its relationship to English rival n.2 is uncertain.


1femaleoccupationconcubine, mistress
( MS: s.xiii1 )  pelex: rivalie  ii 108
( MS: s.xiii )  de pelice: de sun rivail  30
( MS: s.xiii2 )  pelex: gallice rivayl est quando tres mulieres aderent uno viro, rivales (var. rivayle (T)MS: s.xiii-xiv) quando tres vel plures homines  ii 16 (A)
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