Citations:droit

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Old French citations of droit and dreit

Noun[edit]

Marie de France (circa 1200) Lai de Guigemar: “Nel voil mie pur ceo leissier,
Si gangleür u losengier
Le me volent a mal turner
Ceo est lur dreit de mesparler !”

I do not wish to leave this out
If any storyteller
Wishes me not to tell the truth
It is their right to speak badly of me!

Adjective[edit]

Rutebeuf (circa 1200) Ci encoumence li dis dou pet au vilain: “Ou el teigne droite la voie,
Por sa penitance aligier,
En la terre au peire Audigier[.]”

He was taking the right path,
To go and pledge allegiance,
In the land of Audigier[.]

Thomas of Britain (circa 1180) Tristan: “Se dreitë espuse ne fust,
Car cil est bien sis dreit espus
Ki fait l'amur partir de nos.”

Was she not a good wife?
Because if he was a good husband
Why would he take away our love?