pensivous (s.xiv3/4)

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pensivous (s.xiv3/4)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: *8,196a pensare; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  penser (*); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED:  pensivous a.; DMLBS: ]

This rarely attested word (there is one other instance in Middle English, half a century later) adds a superfluous adjectival -ous suffix. The process is similar process to that of pensantus.


1pensive, preoccupied
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  (Gereberd is refused access to a certain mysterious book:) mult pensifs (var. pensivous (T)MS: s.xiv3/4) estoit, et tant come cel livre lui estoit denié, taunt plus le desira  277.23
pensable#1  pensance  pensant#1  pensantus  pensé#1  pensement  penser  pensif  pensin 
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