Beggestere
Beggestere \Beg"ge*stere\, n. [Beg + -ster.] A beggar. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Beggestere — A female beggar. Cf. estere …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Baxter — A baker; the female form was baxtere . [< OldEngl. baecere; bascestere is the female form] Cf. Beggestere …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • -estere — A suffix indicating a female. Cf. Beggestere …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • beggar — {{11}}beggar (n.) c.1200, from O.Fr. begart, originally a member of the Beghards, lay brothers of mendicants in the Low Countries, from M.Du. beggaert mendicant, of uncertain origin, with pejorative suffix (see ARD (Cf. ard)). Cf. BEGUINE (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

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