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queen

1. a female sovereign who is the official ruler or head of state
2. the wife or widow of a king
3. 
a. the only fertile female in a colony of social insects, such as bees, ants, and termites, from the eggs of which the entire colony develops
b. (as modifier): a queen bee
4. an adult female cat
5. one of four playing cards in a pack, one for each suit, bearing the picture of a queen
6. a chess piece, theoretically the most powerful piece, able to move in a straight line in any direction or diagonally, over any number of squares

queen

[kwēn]
(invertebrate zoology)
A mature, fertile female in a colony of ants, bees, or termites, whose function is to lay eggs.

Queen

(dreams)
In African folklore, the King is said to be “the one who holds all life, human and cosmic, in his hands; the keystone of society and the universe.” In the modern world, we may not associate the King with ultimate power, knowledge, or wisdom. However, historically the mythical King was highly spiritual, was the center of the wheel of life, and was said to have a regulatory function in the cosmos. Psychologically, the king and the queen are said to be the “archetypes of human perfection.” As a dream symbol, you can understand the king or queen in your dream by realizing that they represent your ability for independence, self-understanding, and self-determination. They also represent inner wealth that will enable you to be your best and help you to achieve your goals. Consciously, you may never have the desire to be a king or queen, but psychologically, these figures are symbolic of our highest potential and our desire to be the “king or queen” of our own world and our own lives. On rare occasions and depending on the details of the dream, the king and queen may represent a powerful force that is unkind and tyrannical.
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He thus endorses her jubilant response and the subsequent political interventions called for by the Countess's suggestion: "When the quene had heard this frendly mocion .
And whan thys Thelous had be with thys Quene Constaunce a lytell whyle he began to knowlache vn to her hys grete erroure spekyng to her full deu outely and menyng vndernethe full falsely.
The initials also emulate Katherine's characteristic signature, "Kateryn the Quene KP," in which the loop of the "P" reaches back to intersect the "K.
I wolde in no wyse that a woman shuld be ignorant in those feates, that muste be done by hande: no nat though she be a princes or a quene.
Hire riche clopes were of ydo bote pat heo was bi weued: Hire bodi wip a mantel, a wimpel aboute hire heued, Hire legges bare binepe pe kne pat me mi3te ech stape ise; A wey, vuele bicom it quene so bar uor to be.
Quene phebus passyd was ye ram and in myd april into ye bull came and saturnus [w.
So fare we alle wyth luf and lyste To kyng and quene by cortaysye.
And yit is Arthur beryed thore, And quene Gaynour, as I yow nevyn; With monkes that ar Ryght of lore.
my Lorde the Lombe thugh hys godhede, He toke myself to hys maryage, Corounde me quene in blysse to brede In lenghe of dayegh that euer schal wage.
However, the adjacent text gives the transcript of a letter from 'Talyfride, quene of Amazon with ober grete ladys of oure rewme vntill Alexander kynge of Macedoyne', and the most likely interpretation of Thornton's instruction is that the letter should be accompanied by a portrait of the authors of the letter: the queen and two other great ladies.
Unlike the Arthur of the alliterative Morte, who leaves Britain and the queen in Mordred's hands, Malory's Arthur shows better judgement: 'Than the kynge commaunded hem to God and belefte the quene in sir Constantynes and Sir Baudewens hondis, and all Inglonde holy to rule as themselfe demed beste' (p.
Malory's Hallewes tells Sir Launcelot that: there may no woman have thy love but quene Gwenyver; and sytthen I myght nat rejoyse thy body on lyve, I had kepte no more joy in this worlde but to have thy body dede .