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1. anlē̆t n.

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(a) Face; (b) forehead; (c) appearance, looks; image.

2. belī n.

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(a) The belly of man or animal, abdomen; beli and bak, before and behind, all over; (b) the body; (c) beli blind, blind as the inside of the belly, pitch dark; beli bond, a band or strap passing under…

3. birthen n.

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(a) Something carried or supported; a load, a weight; (b) something carried within the body or as part of the body; a fetus; birthen of nature (womb), excrement; last (secound) birthen, afterbirth…

4. brẹ̄th n.(3)

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(a) The process of brewing; breth led, a vessel for brewing or cooking; (b) broth, soup.

5. calch n.

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The chalice used in celebration of the mass; the cup used at the Last Supper.

6. calle n.

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(a) A net for the hair, a kind of headdress; (b) comeli under calle, beautiful in one's headdress; uncomeli under calle; maken (sb.) a houve aboven a calle, to make a fool of (sb.); (c) ?a hood, ?a…

7. cot-setle n.

Additional spellings: cotsetle
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(a) A cotter [only with L endings]; cot-setle man; (b) a cottage holding or the land belonging to it; cot-setle lond; cotsetles corn, an allowance of grainland in a cottage holding; (c) in place names…

8. dẹ̄de, dēde n.

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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…

9. dweomer-cræft n.

Additional spellings: dweomercræft
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Witchcraft, sorcery.

10. dweomerlāk n.

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Magic art, witchcraft.

11. dwergh n.

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(a) A supernatural being of subhuman size, dwarf; on dwergh, possessed by a dwarf; dwergh dwosle, pennyroyal (Mentha Pulegium); (b) a member of a race of small people, Pygmy; (c) an undersized or…

12. eie n.(1)

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(a) The organ of vision, the eye; (b) bodili (erthli, fleshes, fleshli, outer) eie.

13. ei-shel n.

Additional spellings: eishel
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(a) The hard outer shell of an egg; (b) a rough measure of quantity.

14. galle n.(1)

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(a) The gall bladder of man or animal; (b) the secretion of the liver, bile; chest (kist, hucche) of galle, the gall bladder; (c) as a type of the ultimate in bitterness: bitter as galle, bitterer

15. gī̆ld(e n.

Additional spellings: gilde
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(a) An association of dues-paying members, organized for charitable, religious, or political purposes; a fraternity, guild; (b) an association of craftsmen or tradesmen, a craft guild.

16. gọ̄d-dẹ̄de n.

Additional spellings: goddede
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(a) Good deed(s, pious action(s; (b) act(s of kindness, benefit(s, favor(s; don god-dede, to do good to (sb.), confer benefits upon.

17. grẹ̄-hǒund n.

Additional spellings: grehound
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(a) A greyhound; (b) a picture or likeness of a greyhound; a greyhound in a heraldic badge or the like; also, the bearer of such a badge; (c) in names.

18. grei adj. & n.

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(a) Ash-colored, flint-colored, dull, gray; of cloth: gray, drab; of a man: gray-haired; grei hered, grei hore, grei hored, gray-haired, hoary; grei her, an old man; grei tauier, one who taws pelts…

19. grēt adj. & adv. & n.

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(a) Large in size or quantity, big; gret and smal, large and small, all; gret ne smal, big or little, of no kind; althergrettest, largest of all [cp. alder- pref.]; gret belle, large bell; (b) much…

20. hāle n.(1)

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(a) A remote corner, nook, cranny, hiding place; (b) fig. the womb.

21. half n.

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(a) A half part of an object, an area, an aggregate, a quantity, a unit of measurement, etc.; also, one of two (unequal parts), one of two ends or sides; (b) and a(n half, and half, (so much or many)…

22. hal-imọ̄t n.

Additional spellings: halimot
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The court of the lord of a manor, a court baron, a hallmoot; also, a court held by the Devil; -- often with L inflection.

23. hal(le n.

Additional spellings: halle
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(a) A large private residence, a manorial hall; a royal residence, palace, castle; (b) a large public building for the transaction of business, holding court, worship, etc.; [see also both hal, mot

24. halm n.

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(a) Stubble, straw; ?stalk; halm bote, the right to gather stubble in a common field; halm stak, a straw stack; (b) handle of a tool or weapon; (c) ?in place name [see Smith PNElem. 1.226].

25. halwe n.

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(a) A saint; a martyr; a prophet; a holy man or woman; (b) pl. god and his halwes, halwes in (of) heven, holi halwes; (c) one of the apostles; (d) any pious Christian; communing (imennesse, onen,

26. hei n.

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(a) Grass cut or mowed and cured (usually as feed for livestock), hay; also, growing grass; (b) a crop or cutting of hay; (c) a tithe of hay; tithe of hei; (d) a wisp of hay used for wiping oneself.

27. hē̆lde n.(1)

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(a) Ground sloping downward, a hill; helde wei, hill path, sloping path; (b) in surnames & place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.242].

28. hemlok(e n.

Additional spellings: hemloke
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(a) The poisonous plant, hemlock (Conium maculatum); (b) any of various wild plants or weeds; fern, wild succory; (c) in place name [see Smith PNElem. 1.276].

29. henthe n.

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Harm, damage, loss, misfortune.

30. hēp n.

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(a) A company of people, crowd, multitude, assembly; also, an abbey of monks; (b) a number of people, many people; the most hep, the greater number, the majority; (c) an army; a division of an army; a…

31. hēr n.(1)

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(a) An individual hair of the human head; pl. hairs, the hair; heres of hed, the hair of (one's) head; (b) the hair of the head coll.; her of hed; in their her, ?with flowing hair; (c) to)drauen her,

32. herberwe n.

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(a) A temporary dwelling place, quarters, lodgings, an inn, a chamber; (b) the camp of an army in the field; a tent or pavilion in a camp; (c) a harbor for ships; (d) a permanent dwelling place, home…

33. hẹ̄r(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: here
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(a) A stiff and coarse cloth made of hair, haircloth; (b) ?pl. for sg.

34. hẹ̄̆rsumnesse n.

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Obedience, service, ecclesiastical or feudal homage; don hersumnesse, to do homage, profess obedience.

35. heue n.(1)

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(a) A servant; in pl.: servants, household, family; (b) a person of low degree; a rascal; (c) as surname; (d) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.247].

36. hīne n.

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(a) A household, servants collectively; (b) a religious familia, monastic community; -- only in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.247].

37. hīpel n.

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A pile of hay, gravel, stone, etc.; an accumulation, a heap.

38. hōld n.(2)

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(a) Grasp, grip; fig. taken hold, of prophecies: to make an impression (on someone's heart); haven hold, of diseases: afflict someone; (b) that which may be held or grasped or gripped; the hilt or…

39. hōm-stal n.

Additional spellings: homstal
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A homestead; also, in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.231].

40. ibēd(e n.

Additional spellings: ibede
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(a) A petition to God, a prayer; (b) the act of praying; -- often pl. [sometimes difficult to distinguish from (a)]; ibed hous, a place for prayer, an oratory; (c) a command.

41. ibēre n.

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(a) A cry, scream; clamor, outcry; (b) manners, behavior; leaslice ibere, unseemly behavior, buffoonery.

42. ifreond(e n. collective

Additional spellings: ifreonde
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Friends.

43. ihērsumnesse n.

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Obedience.

44. ihōld n.

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(a) A place of shelter or abode, stronghold; (b) in surnames.

45. īlō̆nd n.

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(a) An island; (b) ?in Bible transl.: coastland.

46. in-hīne n.

Additional spellings: inhine
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A fellow member of a household; also, a household servant.

47. ishọ̄ n.

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?A boot or shoe; ?a pair of boots or shoes.

48. iwāld n.

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(a) Power, possession, control; (b) the female pudenda.

49. iwẹ̄de n.

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A garment; also, clothing; also, armor.

50. ketel n.

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(a) A pot for cooking, a kettle, a caldron; also fig.; (b) as surname; (c) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.91; 2.3].

51. kinesetle n.

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A throne.

52. knī̆ght n.

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(a) A noble warrior; a member of the land-holding ruling class, owing military service to his lord and fighting on horseback; one who had received the status of knight from the king or other important…

53. lap-wink(e n.

Additional spellings: lapwink, lap-winke, lapwinke
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The hoopoe (Upupa epops); lap-wink eiren, a hoopoe's eggs; lap-wink nest.

54. laughter n.(1)

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(a) Laughter, laughing; the expression of amusement or pleasure; mirth, merriment; joy, pleasure; bresten on laughter, to burst out laughing; bringen o laughter, amuse (sb.), make (sb.) laugh; criing

55. lax n.

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(a) The salmon (Salmo salar); lax wer, a weir for catching salmon; (b) in surnames; lax man, one who fishes for salmon; (c) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.22].

56. lẹ̄che n.(3)

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(a) A physician or surgeon; hors leche, q.v.; (b) bodili (flesh, lichames) leche, a physician or surgeon for the body (as opposed to a spiritual doctor); leches drenche, a medicinal potion; (c) fig.

57. lei(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: leie
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(a) An alkaline solution made by leaching ashes, and used for washing, making soap, bleaching hair; lye; lei cuppe, a cup for holding lye; (b) med. & surg. a similar solution used for cleansing…

58. lei(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: leie
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(a) Fire, a fire; also, a light, firelight; light (red) lei, bright (red) fire; swart (thester) lei, dark fire; (b) fire as one of the four elements; (c) a flame; red (hot) lei, red (hot) flame; lei

59. lei(e n.(3)

Additional spellings: leie
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(a) A piece of open land; a field, meadow, lawn; an opening in a woods, a natural glade or a clearing; haven the eie to the wode lei, wenden eie toward the wode lei, to turn the eye toward the…

60. leigh-tǒun n.

Additional spellings: leightoun
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(a) A garden; esp. a kitchen garden, herb garden; leigh-toun cresse, cress grown in a kitchen garden; (b) leigh-toun ward, a gardener; (c) in surname and place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.18].

61. leit n.(1)

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(a) Lightning; a flash of lightning; thonder leit, q.v.; (b) flame; a burst of flame; fire.

62. lẹ̄k n.

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(a) A leek (Allium porrum); unsette lek, a leek not yet transplanted; (b) garlic (Allium sativum); also, one of a group of sharp-tasting herbs; lek man, a dealer in potherbs; (c) in phrases: grene

63. lēse n.(1)

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(a) A place of pasturage, pasture land; fig. lusti (bad, lene) lese, favorable (unfavorable) circumstances; (b) grass and herbage used for food by grazing livestock; (c) lese penies (silver), a…

64. lẹ̄snesse n.

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(a) Forgiveness, remission; lesnesse of sinne(s; (b) expiation.

65. lēswe n.

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(a) A pasture; also fig.; (b) pastures collectively, pasture lands; also fig.; oxe of leswe, a grass-fed ox; (c) a grassy place, greensward; (d) pasturage, grazing for livestock; also fig.; yeven

66. lēte n.(1)

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(a) A meeting or intersection of roads, a crossroads; (b) in surnames & place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.11-2: some of the names may contain -let(e watercourse, cp. water-lete].

67. lẹ̄te n.(3)

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Good fortune.

68. lẹ̄th n.(1)

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(a) Relief from pain, peace; mercy; don leth, show mercy (to sb.), obtain mercy for (sb.); withouten leth, without relief or respite; (b) calm, ceasing of a storm; warmth, sunshine [1st quot.]; (c)…

69. līer(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: liere
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(a) A liar, slanderer, deceitful person; also personified; (b) one who breaks a promise; a perjurer; (c) one who pretends to special knowledge, a false prophet, false teacher, charlatan; (d) lier of

70. light n.

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(a) Light as a substance that illuminates objects or colors, light as seen or present in a condition where vision is possible; lightes leme; (b) light as one of God's creations; (c) the property of…

71. malm n.

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Sand, sandy or chalky soil; also, in place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.35]; malm ston, sandstone.

72. malt n.

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(a) Grain, usually barley, which has undergone the malting process; malt; barli malt, drege malt, ote malt, whete malt, [see barli, dragge n.(2), ote, whete]; (b) ?the malting process.

73. man-qualm n.

Additional spellings: manqualm
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(a) Death among people from the plague or pestilence; a fatal epidemic; (b) fig. moral disease; (c) slaughter.

74. mark(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: marke
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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…

75. marwe n.(1)

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(a) Human marrow, the tissues containing fat and blood cells in the cavities of bones; (b) the spinal cord; marwe of the rigge bone(s, marwe of the bak; (c) the membranes lining the skull.

76. mẹ̄che n.

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A sword.

77. mēd(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: mede
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Mead; also, drink in general; also fig.; med maker, one who makes mead; med and mete, med ne milk (must), med or win, milk and med, etc.;?med eglintin, mead flavored with brier rose.

78. mēde n.(2)

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(a) A meadow; clearing, open field; also, meadowland, a tract of grassland; mede feld (ground); (b) demeine mede [see demeine n. (1) 2. (b)]; mede carde (cresse), a kind of cress; ?meadow cress…

79. mēghe n.

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A female relative; also, female descendant.

80. mei n.

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(a) A male kinsman; (b) a parent, male or female.

81. mēl n.(2)

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A fixed time, period of time; an occasion; at everi (ilk a) mel, on every occasion, continually; at on mel, ?at once, at one time; god (a sori) mel, ?a fortuitous (untoward, grim) occasion; kepen mel

82. Merce n.

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(a) Mercia, the Anglo-Saxon kingdom; (b) pl. the Mercians; also, the inhabitants of the English Midlands in ME times; (c) merkene marche (riche), the OE Mercian kingdom; (d) in place name [see Smith P

83. mēre n.(1)

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A riding horse, a steed; also, any beast of burden; also, cattle, livestock, pastured domesticated animals; grei mere, a gray horse; esp. an old one; cart mere [see cart 7.].

84. meue n.(2)

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A sea gull, sea mew (Larus canus, or another member of the genus Larus).

85. might n.

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Sg. & pl.: (a) supernatural power of God, a god, a devil; miraculous power; also, mighty one, the Almighty; might and main [see also main n. 3.]; lord of mightes; (b) the power of love, Cupid, or…

86. milk n.

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(a) A woman's milk; also, milk in the veins of a virgin martyr; milk drinkende, an infant, a suckling; (b) the milk of a cow, ewe, she-goat, etc.; (c) crudded as milk, curdled like sour milk; whit as

87. misdẹ̄de n.

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(a) An offense, a transgression, misdeed; sin, crime; (b) wrongdoing, misconduct, wicked or sinful conduct; wickedness, sinfulness; -- esp. early: sins; (c) ill-usage, maltreatment; damage, harm…

88. neawiste n.

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Presence, society.

89. nẹ̄d(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: nede
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(a) A necessity or need; what is required, wanted, or desired; wants or needs; also, the satisfaction of one's need, relief [quot.: Lay.Brut]; ned of flesh (bodilich kinde), bodilich nedes, needs or…

90. nẹ̄dle n.

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(a) A sewing needle; ?also, a pointed instrument, style [quot.: (c1392) 30/8]; seuinge nedle; (b) surg. any one of various kinds of needle used in surgical procedures, a surgical needle [not always…

91. neighebor n.

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(a) One who dwells nearby, a neighbor; a fellow citizen; an inhabitant of a nearby town or country; (b) of a country, part of the body, a bee: a neighbor (to another country, another bodily part…

92. nẹ̄p n.(2)

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(a) The turnip plant (Brassica rapa), a turnip; wilde nep, ?a wild turnip (B. campestris); ?bryony; nep sed, the seed of the turnip plant, used medicinally; (b) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.49]…

93. nēten n.

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An animal; usually a quadruped; esp. a domestic animal.

94. nielnesse n. singular & plural

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The depths under the earth; the abyss.

95. night n.

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(a) The dark part of a day, night, nighttime; also, nightfall; as derk as night, derk (mirk) as night; verrei night, the end of evening or twilight [see verrei adj.]; vulgar night, the period from…

96. ōld(e-fā̆der n.

Additional spellings: oldfader, olde-fader, oldefader
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(a) A grandfather; further old-fader, a great-grandfather; (b) an ancestor; esp. Adam; (c) one of the Old Testament patriarchs; a Church Father; also, an ancient philosopher.

97. ōld-mọ̄der n.

Additional spellings: oldmoder
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(a) A grandmother; (b) an ancestress; (c) a mother-in-law.

98. plei(e n.

Additional spellings: pleie
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(a) Merriment, disport; joy, pleasure; also, a pleasure [senses (a) and (b) are sometimes difficult to distinguish from senses (d) and (e)]; (b) blisful pleies, heavenly joys; eche plei, eternal joy…

99. Psalm(e n.

Additional spellings: Psalme
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(a) One of the Psalms of the Book of Psalms; (b) seien Psalm, to sing a Psalm; also, recite a Psalm; seiere of psalmes, a singer of Psalms; singen Psalm, sing a Psalm; praise (God) with a Psalm; don

100. qualm n.(1)

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(a) Pestilence or illness affecting men or livestock; widespread death caused by pestilence; also, fig. a pity, shame; qualm onfalle, an access of plague; qualm of orf, widespread death of livestock…