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English translation: may/can

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22:09 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: puist
A final question about Machaut's 14th century song: puist? Is it a variation of poivre or something?

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.
Eva Olsson
English translation:may/can
Explanation:
http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/MMDB/composer/H0033033.HTM

pouvoir nowadays....

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Note added at 14 mins (2005-07-24 22:23:38 GMT)
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p.s.: on peut.....
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verbis
Local time: 20:01
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Thanks again! (and I meant pouvoir, of course - not poivre...)
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may/can


Explanation:
http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/MMDB/composer/H0033033.HTM

pouvoir nowadays....

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Note added at 14 mins (2005-07-24 22:23:38 GMT)
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p.s.: on peut.....

verbis
Local time: 20:01
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
Grading comment
Thanks again! (and I meant pouvoir, of course - not poivre...)
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