Definitions

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  • n. A she-dwarf, a female dwarf.

Etymologies

dwarf +‎ -ess (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Peredur, "I am not sorry to have thus begun to avenge the insult to the dwarf and dwarfess."

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  • Then Gwalchmai marvelled to hear him speak of the dwarf and the dwarfess; and he approached him, and threw his arms around his neck, and asked him what was his name.

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  • "Verily," said Peredur, "I am not sorry to have thus begun to avenge the insult to the dwarf and dwarfess."

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  • "Mercy thou shalt have," said Peredur, "if thou wilt make oath to me, that thou wilt go to Arthur's Court, and tell him that it was I that overthrew thee, for the honour of his service; and say, that I will never come to the Court until I have avenged the insult offered to the dwarf and dwarfess."

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  • "With me thou shalt remain; and had I known thy valour had been such, thou shouldst not have left me as thou didst; nevertheless, this was predicted of thee by the dwarf and the dwarfess, whom Kai ill-treated and whom thou hast avenged."

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  • And say that I will not come to his Court, until I have encountered the tall man that is there, to avenge the injury he did to the dwarf and dwarfess. "

    The Mabinogion Vol. 1 (of 3)

  • Nevertheless, this was predicted of thee by the dwarf and the dwarfess, whom Kai ill treated, and whom thou hast avenged. "

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  • I have avenged the insult offered to the dwarf and dwarfess. "

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  • And the dwarf and the dwarfess that thou sawest at Arthur's Court, were the dwarfs of thy father and mother; and I am thy foster-sister, and this was my wedded husband, and he was slain by the knight that is in the glade in the wood; and do not thou go near him, lest thou shouldest be slain by him likewise. "

    The Mabinogion Vol. 1 (of 3)

  • And say that I will not come to his Court until I have encountered the tall man that is there, to revenge the injury he did to the dwarf and dwarfess. "

    The Mabinogion

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