Definitions

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  • n. A female vassal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female vassal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female vassal or dependent.

Etymologies

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vassal +‎ -ess

Examples

  • Through her great hate the mistress of the house in evil wise bade Kriemhild stand: “Forsooth no vassaless should ever walk before the queen.”

    The Nibelungenlied

  • Through her great hate the mistress of the house in evil wise bade Kriemhild stand: "Forsooth no vassaless should ever walk before the queen."

    The Nibelungenlied

  • When the two queens met on the minster steps, and Brunhild declared that no vassaless should enter before her, Kriemhild reproached her for being the leman of Siegfried, and displayed in proof the ring and girdle he had taken from Brunhild.

    National Epics

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