Middle English Dictionary Entry

mǒrne adj.
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Entry Info

Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

Mournful, sorrowful; grievous.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • c1350(a1333) Shoreham Poems (Add 17376)80/40 : O Swete leuedy, wat þey was wo, Þo ihesus by-come inorne [read: morne].
Note: This quot. (present in the print MED) has been removed from the body of this entry, because the same quot. was and is taken unemended under orne adj., 'inorne' being construed there as a prepositional phrase. Either interpretation is plausible.