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1. almes(se n.

Additional spellings: almesse
144 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) Anything given to relieve those in poverty or distress, any charitable gift or offering, alms; an allotment of alms; eten almes, be dependent on alms; gan on almes, liven bi, of almes, live on…

2. answēre n.

59 quotations in 5 senses
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A reply to an inquiry or request; maken answere, yeven answere (ayain), to reply, give an explanation; quethen to answere, say in reply; final answere, definite answer or decision.

3. bọ̄k n.(1)

229 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) Any collection of sheets or leaves, bound or unbound, making up a volume of writings; a book as a material object; (b) bok bindere, one who binds books; bok haspe, a clasp for the covers of a…

4. borgh n.

104 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A thing deposited as security, a pledge; leien feith (trouth) to borgh, to pledge (one's) honor; (b) a ransom; leien hed (lif) to borgh, give (one's) head (life) as a ransom; withouten borgh, not…

5. burgh n.(1)

205 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) A town, a city; also, a small village; (b) in various fig. senses: burgh of bale, hell; burgh of heven, the celestial city; middelerdes burgh, worldes burgh, the world; (c) hegh burgh, great city…

6. dēd adj. as n.

41 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A dead man, a corpse; pl. dead men, corpses, the dead; dedes office, funeral service; (b) a ghost; (c) one who has died; the ded, the deceased; dedes wille, will or desire expressed by someone who…

7. dẹ̄de, dēde n.

293 quotations in 13 senses
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(a) An action, a deed; god dede, ivel dede, etc.; see also almes dede, est dede, man dede, mis dede; (b) a marvelous act, miracle; also, a feat of magic; (c) a favor, kindness, service; (d) ?an…

8. fight-wīte n.

Additional spellings: fightwite
8 quotations in 1 sense
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Law A fine for fighting or disturbing the peace.

9. flẹ̄mene(s-wīte n.

Additional spellings: flemenes-wite
7 quotations in 1 sense
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Law The right to impose a fine for harboring fugitives or outlaws, or a fine paid for this offence; also, the right to harbor fugitives for a fee.

10. grith-briche n.

Additional spellings: grithbriche
18 quotations in 1 sense
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Law (a) Disturbances or violence committed toward persons, at places, or during specific periods that were under special protection of the king; also (after 1200), any breach of the peace; (b)…

11. hals-fāng n.

Additional spellings: halsfang
4 quotations in 1 sense
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Law A legal payment for an offense, a fine; -- a misunderstood archaism in the ME codes.

12. hā̆m-sọ̄̆kne n.

Additional spellings: hamsokne
21 quotations in 1 sense
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Law (a) The crime of assaulting a person in his own house or dwelling place, or of forceful entry therein; (b) the right to try such offenses, and to levy and collect the fines imposed; also, a fine…

13. harm n.

140 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Loss, ruin, harm, injury, wrong, damage, bad fortune; also, an injury, a wrong, misfortune, nuisance; (b) a disease, sickness; also, a diseased part of the body; harm or peine, a physical…

14. herth n.

48 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A fireplace, hearth, brazier; herth stede, a fireplace; herth ston, herston, a hearthstone; herth stok, a block of wood to keep the fire in, headblock; herth tile, tile for making a fireplace; (b)…

15. infangene-thẹ̄f n.

Additional spellings: infangenethef
31 quotations in 1 sense
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Law (a) Jurisdiction over thieves caught within one's demesne; the right of the feudal lord to have such thieves tried and punished by his own court; also, the right to pursue thieves outside one's…

16. lōd(e n.

Additional spellings: lode
82 quotations in 4 senses
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The normal load that a horse or man could carry or a cart contain, etc., used as a measure of weight or quantity; cartes lod = cart lod [see cart 7. (b)]; honde-barwe lod [see honde 8. (a)]; hors(es

17. mō̆rther n.(1)

65 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Deliberate killing of a human being, murder; morther of self, soule morther, spiritual suicide or death; (b) in prov. sayings: morther wil out, etc.; (c) a massacre; (d) crime, outrage; injury or…

18. mǒuth n.

390 quotations in 11 senses
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(a) The human mouth; rof of the mouth, the palate; also fig.; (b) the mouth as a facial feature and the part of the face with or on which kisses are given.

19. nām n.

2 quotations in 1 sense
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Law The distraining of a person's movable goods, distress.

20. ōth n.

327 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A solemn invocation of God, sacred relics, one's troth, etc. to witness the truth of a statement or one's intent to carry out a promise, agreement, etc.; a statement or promise made with an oath…