pucele

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin puella (girl)

Noun[edit]

pucele f (oblique plural puceles, nominative singular pucele, nominative plural puceles)

  1. a young unmarried woman
  2. (by extension) a virgin

Quotations[edit]

12th or 13th century AD, Marie de France, Lanval:

Le chevaler avant ala, e la pucele l'apela
The knight went onwards, and the young girl called to him.

Descendants[edit]