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PUER. In its enlarged sense this word signifies a child of either sex; though in its restrained meaning it is applied to a boy only.
     2. A case once arose which turned upon this question, whether a daughter could take lands under the description of puer, and it was decided by two judges against one that she was entitled. Dy. 337 b. In another case, it was ruled the other way. Rob. 33.

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In the texts included in Table 1 there are only three adverbs atwen against 16 prepositions atwen in each manuscript of The Pilgrimage of the Life of Man and two adverbs atwen against seven prepositions in Troy Book as well as one adverb bitwen(e) against five prepositions bitwen(e) in Troy Book and one adverb bitwen(e) in Stans Puer ad Mensam (MS Lambeth 853 (1450)).
Interestingly, pilots are often filled with the puer spirit, and puer people often have flying dreams, and sometimes, like Icarus, they crash.
Jinghong Zhang, Puer Tea: Ancient Caravans and Urban Chic.
In Greek and Roman mythology there is a Latin term, puer aeternus, that means "eternal boy.
In other words, the old archetype of puer aeternus is now restored in the psyche of young Japanese generation.
Puer natus est (3): EL canto llano medieval, que es y como se caracteriza.
W Gemma Puer, from Jessops, said: "Last year's Photo Festival was such a success we are delighted to be running this again.
Jin); and Yunnan Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Puer, China (J.
Aune, my puer, sent me two pictures of himself as a youth.
As he dies he instructs Dorceus to tell his mother, referring to himself, arma puer rapuit ('a boy grabbed weapons').
Beuys crashed in flight, had an agonizing breakdown and hospitalization, and was transformed from puer aeternus to elder.
In the "Popular Influences" section, for instance, Roc-Min Kok reveals the wide rift between, on the one hand, the composer's model for the main character in his Requiem fur Mignon--which she claims was the androgynous puer senex drawn from Novalis--and, on the other hand, the same character's reception as representative of the angelic, suffering, virtuous child archetype of die Catholic tradition.