[sovereiner] (c.1200)

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[sovereiner] (c.1200)


[FEW: *12,434a *superanus; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  soverain (*); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

Though plausible as a verbal derivative of soverein, the editor of Anc Test suggests that this hapax may be a scribal error.


1to overwhelm, come across
( c.1200; MS: s.xiii3/4 ) Cil unt parlé ensemble de la peine Qu'il unt soffert e de faim quis surmeine  (ms. quis soveraine)  (B) 16329 (MS)
soverein  sovereinement  sovereinté 
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