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1. bōle n.(1)

141 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) A bull; fre bole, a bull free to roam with the herd [see Homans Eng.Villagers 61-3]; (b) a steer or bullock.

2. brọ̄ther n.

207 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) A brother or half-brother by blood relationship; (b) pl. brothers; (c) brotheres doughter (sone, wif), a brother's daughter (son, wife); brotheres love, love for (one's) brother; brotheres slaier

3. crab(be n.(1)

Additional spellings: crabbe
38 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A crab; usually, a sea crab; crab leg; (b) a freshwater crab; prob. also, a crayfish; crab hole, a pool or pit containing crabs or crayfish; crab welle, ?a stream containing crayfish [see flod

4. drāke n.(1)

31 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A dragon; drake(n heved, dragon's head; drake(s liche, a dragon's body or form; [fir drake, see fir 1b]; (b) Satan.

5. fish n.

198 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) Any animal that lives in the water (as distinct from 'beast' and 'bird'), such as a fish, a shellfish, a frog, a whale, a seal, a crocodile, a beaver, etc.; also fig.; (b) fish-kin, -kind, water…

6. hāre n.

113 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) The common European hare (Lepus timidus); (b) any of the various species of the genus Lepus or related genera; Irish hare, the mountain hare (Lepus variabilis); (c) hare's meat used for food; (d)…

7. līne n.(1)

237 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) A cord or rope; a leash, sounding line, etc.; drauen bi o line, to pull on the same rope, pull together; line wie, a towpath; (b) a fishline; also fig.; hok and line, etc.; ground line [see ground

8. līǒun n.(1)

216 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) A lion; (b) in comparisons: fers (hardi, wod) as lioun; cruel (real, sterne) as a lioun; strongere than a lioun; proudere (wildere) than the lioun; etc.; (c) in phrases: fers (gredi, grim, lothli,

9. maid(e n. & adj.

Additional spellings: maide
116 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) An unmarried woman, usually young; wif or (nor) maid, wif other maid, maid or wif, maid widwe or wif, wif ne maid ne widwe; (b) a woman, as distinguished from a man; (c) a girl, a young girl; maid

10. maiden n.

189 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) An unmarried woman, usually young; (b) maiden and (ne) wif, widwe wif or maiden, maidenes and wives, man maiden or wif, ne wepman ne womman ne maiden, men wives maidenes, etc.; child maiden, a…

11. mark(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: marke
222 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) The boundary or limit of a field, mountain, forest, etc.; a border between countries or regions; the shore or bank of a sea or river; mark wei [OE mearc-weg], a road that serves as a boundary…

12. mid-night n.

Additional spellings: midnight
113 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Midnight, 12 o'clock at night; houre (time) of mid-night, midnight; heigh mid-night, exactly midnight; (b) a the mid-night, at (the) mid-night, to (the) mid-night, at midnight; (c) abouten (the)

13. mọ̄der n.

331 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) A female, human parent; mother; -- also used of a goddess; (b) used of animals and birds; moder shep, a ewe; (c) in phrases, cpds., and combs.: at my moder, at my mother's house; fro his moder(es

14. mọ̄n(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: mone
240 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) The moon as a luminous heavenly body; the seventh 'planet' of Ptolemaic astronomy, the planet of the sphere nearest the earth; (b) the moon as the cosmological divider between the earth and the…

15. ram n.

81 quotations in 6 senses
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A male sheep, ram; also, a wether; rames horn (skin, wol); ram skit, as a term of abuse: the droppings of a ram.

16. scorpiǒun n.

69 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A member of the order Scorpionida; a scorpion or a creature thought to be one; (b) a figure of a scorpion; (c) a snake similar to a scorpion; (d) a scorpion's sting.

17. sī̆gne n.

285 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) An indication; proof, evidence; a characteristic, mark; (b) in signe of, as a token of (sth.), as an indication of (sth.); also, as a testimony to (sth.), as a memento of (sth.); in signe that, to…

18. stē̆de n.(1)

440 quotations in 14 senses
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(a) A particular part of space, of definite location though often of unspecified extent; a specific place on land, in the sea, or in the air; an area, a region; a spot, locality; also fig.; (b) a…

19. tōken n.

274 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) A physical object that by virtue of a physical or conceptual similarity is used to represent an action, a concept, state, or superior thing, a symbol; also, a property, esp. color, conventionally…

20. twin n.

19 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) One of two children born at a single birth, a twin; pl. two children born at one birth, twins, twin siblings; also, in pleonastic phrases: twein (two) twinnes, twinnes two; (b) pl. two animals…

21. wā̆ter n.

710 quotations in 19 senses
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(a) Water as a naturally occurring element or substance; water as opposed to the other elements;—also pl.; wateres froren, the ice thought to surround the earth [quot. a1325] (b) precipitation;…

22. wei n.(1)

744 quotations in 19 senses
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(a) An established road, a main thoroughfare, highway; a principal road between cities; a city street; also, the surface of a road, roadbed; brod wei; commune (private) wei; pleine wei, level roadway…

23. wether n.

77 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A male sheep, ram; a castrated ram; ?also, an adult sheep; also, the flesh of a sheep or ram, mutton (b) a ram used as a sacrifice in religious ritual; (c) the ram which bore the Golden Fleece;…

24. wē̆tnes(se n.

Additional spellings: wetnesse
10 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Moisture, dampness, wetness; also fig. and in fig. context; haven wetnes, to endure a dousing (b) phys. & astron. the primary quality of wetness inherent in all things; (c) the moisture or…

25. wōmb(e n.

Additional spellings: wombe
294 quotations in 16 senses
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(a) The human stomach; also fig. and in fig. context; womb skin, the lining of the stomach (b) the stomach of an animal, a fish, etc.; the belly of the whale that swallowed Jonah; also, one of the…

26. yǒngling n.

43 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A young man or woman; specif. a young male soldier, warrior, etc.; ?also, coll. a band of youths [quot. c1400, vr.] (b) in vocative use; also used disparagingly [1st quot.]; (c) a child,…