Definition of amour courtois in English:

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amour courtois

Pronunciation: /əˌmʊə kɔːˈtwʌ/
/amuʀ kuʀtwa/


Another term for courtly love.
Example sentences
  • To St George, in his chivalry, she would have been his liege lady in a higher form of amour courtois.
  • Even the poor got to sample a bit of it, because the cult of the Virgin and amour courtois essentially are facets of the same gem.
  • It is by accepting or rejecting their advice that he shows himself to be worthy, and in the process teaches us the intricate rules of amour courtois.



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