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seanahan commented on the word puterie
That's a crazy quote. If anyone understood it, people would be banning Chaucer.
October 21, 2007
chained_bear commented on the word puterie
Do you think this equates roughly to the modern pimp? Or to john? Or... what?Interesting word and usage, hesychius!
October 20, 2007
hesychius commented on the word puterie
What say we also of putours, that liue by the horrible sinne of puterie, and constreine women to yelde him a certain rent of hir bodily puterie, ye sometime his owen wif or his childe. — Chaucer, Parsones Tale.