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1. ?ādẹ̄ven v.(2)

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To subdue or annihilate (an enemy).

2. afellen v.

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(a) To lay (sb.) low, fell, kill; (b) to throw down or destroy (a building); cut down or fell (a tree).

3. al-mōst adv.

Additional spellings: almost
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Nearly all; for the most part, mostly; most of all.

4. anlē̆t n.

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

5. awẹ̄lden v.

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(a) To control, rule, govern, command; rule (a country); command (an army); have control of (one's body, desire, etc.), guide (one's) actions; wield (a weapon), manage (a horse); (b) to conquer…

6. 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…

7. 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…

8. bī̆sten v.

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To buffet (sb.), pummel, flog, beat; also without obj., of waves: to dash, rage.

9. brẹ̄th n.(3)

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

10. calch n.

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

11. 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…

12. 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…

13. 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…

14. dēden v.

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(a) To kill (sth.); also fig.; (b) to die; (c) to deaden (sth.), stupefy; (d) to become dull or insensible.

15. dẹ̄pen v.

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(a) To dip (sth.), immerse; also, dye (sth), stain; idept in grain, dyed in grain, dyed with fast color; (b) to baptize; (c) fig. to immerse (oneself in a story, in a way of life); ben deped, be…

16. dẹ̄re adj.(1)

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(a) Of God, of persons: excellent, noble, honored, valiant; dere of degre, high in rank; often in direct address; dere God, dere ladi, dere lord, dere sire; (b) as noun: noble one(s, valiant man, etc…

17. dǒuen v.(1)

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Of actions or things: to have worth or validity; be useful, profitable, helpful, or effective; avail; douen the better, turn out all the better; douen litel (neked), have little (no) effect, avail…

18. drauen v.

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(a) To pull, tug, draw; pull in harness; (b) to pull (sb. or sth.), drag, tug at; pull up (a drawbridge); (c) to draw or withdraw (a part of the body); (d) to pull (a vehicle), tow (a ship), turn…

19. drẹ̄men v.(1)

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(a) Of a musical instrument: to resound; also fig.; (b) to sing; (c) to shout, clamor, talk loudly, be hilarious; (d) to rejoice; dremen of, rejoice in (sth.).

20. drẹ̄pen v.(2)

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(a) To drip; of a liquid: to fall in drops, drip; (b) drepen with, to moisten or smear (sb.) with (sth.); (c) to droop, sink down; be faint-hearted, languish; dreping mone, ?a waning moon; (d) to lie…

21. dwellen v.

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(a) To procrastinate, delay (to do sth.); be tardy in coming, starting, etc.; tarry, linger; also fig.; (b) to spend time, linger; take time (to tell sth.); dwellen in, linger over (sth.); dwellen

22. dweomer-cræft n.

Additional spellings: dweomercræft
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Witchcraft, sorcery.

23. dweomerlāk n.

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Magic art, witchcraft.

24. 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…

25. eie n.(1)

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

26. ei-shel n.

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

27. fēsen v.

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(a) Drive or chase; spur (a horse); incite (to action); (b) put to flight, rout (an enemy); discomfit.

28. forōlden v.

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(a) To become feeble or decrepit with age; of clothing: to become worn out or shabby; (b) to grow old or ancient.

29. 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

30. 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.

31. gī̆rden v.(2)

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(a) To strike (sb.); girden at, aim a blow at (sb.); girden on, rain (blows) on (sb.); (b) girden abak, to drive (sb.) back with blows, repel; girden al to poudre, beat (sb.) to dust; girden doun

32. 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.

33. 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.

34. 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…

35. 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…

36. hāle n.(1)

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

37. 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)…

38. half adj.

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Constituting the half part of an object, an aggregate, a unit of numbering, coinage, measurement, time, area, etc.; half: (a) immediately preceding a noun; (b) separated from a noun by the definite…

39. 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.

40. 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

41. 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].

42. halt adj.

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(a) Crippled as to walking, limping or uneven in gait, lame; halt and (or) lame; halt foted, having crippled feet; (b) as noun: one who limps or is lame; the halt, the lame; (c) fig. deficient…

43. halten v.

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(a) To walk with limping or uneven gait, walk lamely, limp; ?also, stagger, straddle; (b) ppl. halting, limping; as noun: the halting, those who limp or are lame, the lame.

44. 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,

45. 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.

46. heigh adj.

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(a) High, lofty, big, tall; heigh der, stag; heigh got, he-goat; heigh halle (hous, bold), large house [often connoting pride and ostentation]; heigh hors (stede), fine tall horse [also, like heigh

47. 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].

48. hẹ̄me adj.

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Fitting, suitable; heme wel, well-fitting.

49. 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].

50. hẹ̄nen v.(1)

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(a) To injure (sb.), oppress, persecute; (b) to hate, despise; henen at, scoff at (sb.).

51. henthe n.

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Harm, damage, loss, misfortune.

52. 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…

53. hēpen v.

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(a) To gather (things) into a heap; sweep up (dirt); (b) to fill (a container, a measure, one's hand) heaping full, heap up; fill (a cup) to the brim; (c) to collect (people or things), gather; hepen

54. 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,

55. 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…

56. 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.

57. hẹ̄ren v.

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(a) To hear (a sound, speech, words, message, etc.); fer herd, heard afar; (b) to hear (sb. or sth. making sounds), hear (sb. who speaks), hear (a noisy action); (c) fig. of love, the soul: to hear…

58. hẹ̄̆rsumnesse n.

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

59. 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].

60. hēven v.

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(a) To raise (an object, a body, the hands, etc.) upright or to a higher position; lift up, hoist; heven on rode, crucify; (b) heven up, to lift up (sb. or sth.); [cp. up heven]; (c) to raise (sb…

61. hevī-tīme adj.

Additional spellings: hevitime
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Burdensome, grievous, grave.

62. 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].

63. hīpel n.

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

64. 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…

65. hōlden v.(1)

1369 quotations in 35 senses
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(a) To take hold of (sb. or sth.), hold with the hand, grasp; clasp (one's hand); capture (sb.), seize; embrace (sb.); holden nese (nose), hold one's nose; (b) to grasp; take hold; remain fast; also f

66. hōm-stal n.

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

67. hōten v.(1)

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(a) To give (a person, place) a (specified) proper name; name (sb. or sth.); refl. call oneself (sth.), be named (sth.); hoten for, name (a people) after (sb.); (b) ben hoten, to have a (certain)…

68. 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.

69. ibēre n.

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

70. iburȝen v.

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(a) To protect (sb.), preserve (sb.) alive, afford refuge to (sb.); refl. save oneself, escape; ben iborȝen, be acquitted; (b) ben (worthen) iborȝen, to be saved from damnation, be redeemed, attain…

71. icheien v.

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To call (sb.), summon.

72. iclēpen v.

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(a) To summon (sb.), invite; (b) ppl. icleped, called, named.

73. ied-neuen v.

Additional spellings: iedneuen
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To restore (sth.), renew, rebuild.

74. if conj.

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Introducing a conditional clause, the action or state expressed being within the realm of possibility: provided that, on condition that, in case that, if; -- with reference to: (a) present or future…

75. ifallen v.

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(a) To fall down (into hell); (b) to fall dead, be killed; (c) to fall (into misfortune), come (to grief); (d) to fall spiritually or morally; (e) of buildings: to come down in ruins, collapse.

76. ifreond(e n. collective

Additional spellings: ifreonde
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Friends.

77. ihẹ̄ren v.

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(a) To hear (a sound, the voice, a word, etc.); iheren with ere(s; -- also absol.; (b) to hear (sb. or sth. make sounds), hear (sb. speak), hear (a noisy action).

78. ihẹ̄rsum adj.

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Obedient; obedient or docile to (sb.), compliant or submissive to (someone's words).

79. ihērsumnesse n.

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Obedience.

80. ihōld n.

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

81. ihōlden v.

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(a) To take hold of (sb.), hold (sb.) fast; (b) of disease, hunger: to affect (sb.); ben iholden, be afflicted.

82. ihwerven v.

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To transform (sb. or sth.); also, be changed (for the better).

83. ilẹ̄ven v.(2)

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(a) To believe (in God, a religious doctrine, etc.); believe (in sth. substituted for an object of true belief); also, be converted to belief (in Christ); -- with on, in, a phrase; (b) ileven up, to…

84. īlō̆nd n.

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

85. imelten v.

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(a) To melt (sth.), dissolve; also fig.; ppl. imolten, melted, molten; (b) to make (sth. by crushing the ingredients), crumble; of food: digest, be digested.

86. imẹ̄ten v.(3)

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(a) To come upon (sb. or sth.), encounter, meet, confront; imeten with, meet (sb.); refl. meet (each other); wel imet, as a greeting: well met; (b) to address (sb.) in greeting, greet.

87. in-hīne n.

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

88. irēden v.

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(a) To counsel (sb.), advise; (b) to give (counsel); teach (a lesson to sb.); (c) to provide for (sb.), help; the is irad, it is provided for you, you have been provided for.

89. isēlī(e adj.

Additional spellings: iselie
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(a) Blessed; prosperous; (b) good; prudent; (c) seemingly pious.

90. isellen v.

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(a) To give (sth.), provide, grant; also, to give away (sth.); entrust (the world to man); give (sth. as security); (b) to give (sb.) up (to another), deliver; (c) to sell (sth.); sell (sb.) into…

91. isẹ̄n v.(1)

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To employ the faculty of vision, use the eyes for seeing; also, be able to see, have the power of vision; fig. use or have spiritual insight.

92. isẹ̄n(e adj.

Additional spellings: isene
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Capable of being seen, apparent to sight, visible.

93. ishọ̄ n.

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

94. itellen v.

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(a) To recount (a series of events, a happening), relate (sth. to sb.), narrate; itellen a tale, tell a tale; (b) to tell (sth.) in speech or writing; tell (sth. to sb.), report, state; itellen despit

95. iwāld n.

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

96. iwaxen v.

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(a) To grow, increase in size; grow (to sth.) [quot.: a1400]; (b) to grow up, mature, become fully developed; (c) to become (sth.); (d) to become greater or more numerous.

97. iwẹ̄de n.

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A garment; also, clothing; also, armor.

98. iwhēr adv.

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Everywhere; also, on all occasions.

99. iyarwen v.

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(a) To prepare (sth.), make, build; (b) to make (food) healthful; make possible (forgiveness); (c) to accomplish (healing); also, apply (a poultice); -- used in fig. context.

100. iyẹ̄men v.

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(a) To pay attention to (sth.), find time for; (b) to protect (sb.).