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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. callen v.

163 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To cry out, call, shout; (b) to cry out (sth.), say (sth.) loudly; (c) callen after, to call for (sb.), summon; callen on (upon), call to (sb.), address, invoke, summon, call on (sb. for payment)…

3. casten v.

623 quotations in 27 senses
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(a) To throw (sth.) to a distance, fling, hurl; pour or sprinkle (water); (b) sift (sand); (c) scatter (seed), sow; (d) throw at (sb.).

4. dashen v.

36 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To strike (sb., sth.) violently, as with a weapon; dash to pieces, shatter; dashen to peces, dashen a two; dashen doun, strike or knock (sb., sth.) down; dashen out, knock or dash out (teeth, the…

5. grith n.

110 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) The peace of a nation or society, law and order; fig. the peace resulting from the observation of God's will; breken (fordon) grith, to disturb the peace, break the law; holden (maken, setten)

6. hā̆m-fāre n.

Additional spellings: hamfare
6 quotations in 1 sense
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Law = hamsokne.

7. liften v.

169 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) To raise (sb. or sth.) from the ground or other surface, pick (sth.) up; help (sb. on to a horse, to his feet); also fig. restore (a sinner) -- also without obj.; refl. of the sea: rise in waves…

8. orest(e n.

Additional spellings: oreste
7 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Combat, struggle; (b) law the right of jurisdiction over cases involving trial by combat; (c) by misunderstanding of (b): the liberty of entering woods or lands; (d) by false etymologizing [cp. or

9. reisen v.(1)

261 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) To lift up (sb. or sth.), hold up; engage in lifting and carrying [quot.: 1446]; reisen up; reisen eien, reisen up eie-sight, look up; reisen eres, of an elephant: stretch out the ears; reisen up

10. sāke n.

162 quotations in 8 senses
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Strife, discord, enmity; a dispute, cause for dispute; a legal dispute or action; o sake, ?in accusation; withouten sake, without cause for dispute, without legal cause.

11. scā̆th(e n.

Additional spellings: scathe
118 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Harm, injury; loss, damage; misfortune; danger; also, a harm, danger; to scath, to (a person's) harm or detriment; (b) harm or injury resulting from battle or war; defeat; (c) harm resulting from…

12. tāken v.

3092 quotations in 85 senses
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(a) To grip, take hold; taken to, clutch at (sb.), hold tight to; also, grasp [transl. of L adprehendere]; (b) to take hold of (sb. or sth.), grasp with the hand(s, grab; pick (sb. or sth.) up, lift…

13. tā̆le n.

344 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) That which one tells, the oral or written relation of an event or a series of events purporting to be true, a personal narrative, an account; bi his tale, according to him; bi olde tales

14. thwert nai phr.

3 quotations in 1 sense
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Certainly not, in no way, to the contrary; law as a formula for categorical denial of a complaint: absolutely not, not so; seien (ouen) thwert nai.

15. trust n.

120 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Confidence (in sb. or sth.), reliance (on sb. or sth.), trust; haven trust, to have confidence (in sb. or sth.), rely (on sb. or sth.); with inf.: haven more trust..thanne, think it preferable (to…

16. wither-nām n.

Additional spellings: withernam
5 quotations in 1 sense
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Law (a) The distraining of a deforcer’s personal goods in order to force restoration of that which he has illegally taken; also, a writ authorizing this action (b) a distress authorized by one civic…

17. wrek n.

31 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Law That which washes ashore from the sea, esp. from a wrecked ship; also, the right to take that which washes up on a certain stretch of seashore; ?also, a wrecked ship, a shipwreck [quot…

18. yēven v.

1371 quotations in 35 senses
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(a) To give alms, gifts, etc., give something voluntarily, make a gift; give generously (to sb.); give alms, gifts, etc. (to sb.) in response to a request; also, in partitive construction: yeven of