from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Lawful issue born in wedlock, in distinction from an elder brother born of the same parents before their marriage.
- n. A woman; a wife or mother.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woman.
- n. Lawful issue born in wedlock, in distinction from an elder brother born of the same parents before their marriage; a lawful son.
- n. A woman; a wife; a mother.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, a woman; a wife.
- n. A legitimate son, in contradistinction to one born out of wedlock
And there tended to be a similar sort of distinction — though perhaps less starkly delineated — between 3rd-dec. mulier, mulieris (“adult female human”) and 1st-dec. femina, feminae (“a lovely, curvy, nurturing, MILF-y Real Woman”).
Magdalae sidus, mulier beata, te pio cultu veneramur omnes, quam sibi Christus sociavit arcti fœdere-amoris.
Signum magnum apparuit in coelo: mulier amicta sole, et luna sub pedibus ejus, et in capite ejus corona stellarum duodecim.
Yet, as some will, it is much more tolerable for an old man to marry a young woman (our ladies 'match they call it) for cras erit mulier, as he said in Tully.
To what end are all those astrological questions, an sit virgo, an sit casta, an sit mulier? and such strange absurd trials in
Porta, &c., plura invenies, et multo his absurdiora, uti et in Rhasi, ne mulier virum admittat, et maritum solum diligat, &c. But these are most part
But this nuptial love is a common passion, an honest, for men to love in the way of marriage; ut materia appetit formam, sic mulier virum.
Pinaeus of Paris, Albertus Magnus de secret.mulier. cap.
Cum inter concionandum mulier dormiens e subsellio caderet, et omnes reliqui qui id viderent, riderent, tribus post diebus, &c.
Non est formosa mulier cujus crus laudatur et brachium, sed illa cujus simul universa facies admirationem singulis partibus dedit; she is no fair woman, whose arm, thigh, &c. are commended, except the face and all the other parts be correspondent.