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A woman who has lost her husband by death and has not married again. The word comes (in Old English) from an Indo-European root meaning ‘be empty’, and may be compared with Sanskrit vidh ‘b...

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in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 48 words.

1 A widow marries Hortensio, appearing in The Taming of the Shrew 5.2.

2 Widow Capilet (Capulet), is the keeper

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in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 49 words.

(1) A widow marries Hortensio, appearing in The Taming of the Shrew 5.2.

(2) Widow Capilet (Capulet), is the keeper

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Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

1 A widow marries Hortensio, appearing in The Taming of the Shrew 5.2.

2 Widow Capilet (Capulet), is the keeper of the hostel of St Francis in Florence....

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widows

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 145 words.

In a patriarchal society in which women ‘belonged’ to a man, a widow was in a very exposed and vulnerable

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W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 146 words.

In a patriarchal society in which women ‘belonged’ to a man, a widow was in a very exposed and vulnerable

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widow

Edited by Audrey Blunden.

in Australian Law Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 29 words.

A widow is a woman whose husband has died (predeceased her). A widower is a man whose wife has predeceased

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Michel Parisse.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 455 words.

Two Latin words designate the widow, relicta, which designates a woman who has just lost her husband, and vidua

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widow

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 97 words.

These words have special meaning in the terminology of typesetting and word processing. A widow is a paragraph's last line

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Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 178 words.

a widow's cruse an apparently small supply that proves inexhaustible. In the Bible, 1 Kings 17 tells the story of

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Widows

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law: Two-Volume Set

February 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 5472 words.

There are approximately 75 references to “widows” (Heb. ʾalmānâ; Gk chēra) in biblical literature, with the majority occurring

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