sorcerere (s.xiiim)

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sorcerere (s.xiiim)


[FEW: *12,120b sors; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  sort 1 (*); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

This feminine form suggests the existence of a masculine sorcerer, which, however, is not attested in French. Masculine sorcerer appears in English, but only from the late fifteenth century (MED sorcerer(e n. n.; OED sorcerer n. – the etymology is given as from the noun sorcer with a redundant -er suffix).


1femalesorceress, woman who practises sorcery or witchcraft
( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiiim ) Icist Antecrist avra od sei sorcerieres, E devinurs (var. divinurs e sorceres  (R) MS: c.1300 )  71
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm ) ala conseillir un sorcerere pur resusciter Samuel de mort en vie  40.19
sorceier  sorcelure  sorcer  sorcere  sorceresse  sorcerie  sort#1  sortir  sortiseor 
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