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English translation: the fairest

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French Old (842-ca.1400) term or phrase:millour
English translation:the fairest
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22:05 Jul 24, 2005
French Old (842-ca.1400) to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Music / lyrics
French Old (842-ca.1400) term or phrase: millour
Another question about the 14th century Machaut lyrics: millour.
Here is the song again:

Dame, a vous sans retollir
Dong cuer, pensee, desir,
Corps, et amour,
Comme a toute la millour
Qu'on puist choisir,
Ne qui vivre ne morir
Puist a ce jour.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!
Eva Olsson
the fairest
Explanation:
a toute la millour =the fairest

www.medieval.org/emfaq/composers/machaut/v33.html

quite useful :)))

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Note added at 7 mins (2005-07-24 22:12:23 GMT)
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p.s.: sorry, www.bernsarts.com/downloads/lionheart/ programs/Wayfaring_Stranger_program.pdf

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Note added at 1 hr 12 mins (2005-07-24 23:17:59 GMT)
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pp.ss. : literally : the best (la meilleure)
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verbis
Local time: 16:51
Grading comment
Thank you! I haven't studied old French, but I guess I should have noticed the similarity with meilleure...! Perfect links!
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the fairest


Explanation:
a toute la millour =the fairest

www.medieval.org/emfaq/composers/machaut/v33.html

quite useful :)))

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Note added at 7 mins (2005-07-24 22:12:23 GMT)
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p.s.: sorry, www.bernsarts.com/downloads/lionheart/ programs/Wayfaring_Stranger_program.pdf

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Note added at 1 hr 12 mins (2005-07-24 23:17:59 GMT)
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pp.ss. : literally : the best (la meilleure)

verbis
Local time: 16:51
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
Grading comment
Thank you! I haven't studied old French, but I guess I should have noticed the similarity with meilleure...! Perfect links!
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