pensance (s.xii4/4)

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pensance (s.xii4/4)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 8,195b pensare; Gdf: 6,86 pensance 1; GdfC: ; TL: 7,661 pensance; DEAF:  penser (pensance); DMF:  pensance; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

See also peisance, which is synonymous and derives from the same Latin etymon.


1emotionheaviness of the heart, sorrow, concern
( 1174-75; MS: c.1200 )  Li sires d'Engleterre ad en sun cuer pesance (var. pensance (L)MS: s.xiiiex)  77 (var.)
( s.xii4/4; MS: s.xiii )  Mais pesance  (ms. pensance) ai e grant dolur De ço que m'avez enginné  1415 (MS)
( c.1245; MS: c.1255 )  N'est pas simple ju de enfance, Mi quers en est tut el pensanz  3178
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  (you have to confess your sin) Si vus en eez en pensance (var. pesance (BN)MS: s.xivin) se acun fust la plus avant en acunes choses de vus  111.9
pensable#1  pensant#1  pensantus  pensé#1  pensement  penser  pensif  pensin  pensivous 
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