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1. acciǒun n.

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(a) Something done, an act, a deed; accioun of penitence (penaunce), an act of penance; (b) the operation or effect (of heat or fire); the activity or function (of a bodily organ); accioun visif

2. achēsǒun n.

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(a) Cause, reason; motive for doing something; objective, goal; withouten achesoun, in vain, for nothing; (b) that which furnishes a pretext, an opportunity; achesoun of sclaunder; (c) blame…

3. Aleman(n)es n. (plural)

Additional spellings: Alemannes
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The Germans, the German nation; also, the Teutons.

4. anittida n.

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A precious stone of some kind; ?the diamond.

5. arblast, -blastē̆r n.

Additional spellings: arblaster
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(a) A weapon for discharging quarrels, stones, etc., consisting of a bow set crosswise on a shaft; a crossbow, an arbalest; (b) a missile shot from a crossbow; arblast shute.

6. arnement n.

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(a) A black coloring matter or pigment; black ink; (b) a pigment used in glass painting; prob., ferric oxide [cp. Knowles in Antiq.50].

7. auncē̆l n.

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(a) A kind of balance or scale (prob. a steelyard) used for weighing [banned by law as lending itself easily to deception; see quots. 1351, 1429, 1439]; also, the system of measuring weight with such…

8. Austī̆n n.(1) & adj.

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(a) A friar of the Augustinian order; (b) Austin frere, an Augustinian friar.

9. avēr n.(2)

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Things owned; possessions, property, wealth; -- coll. or pl.

10. baǧǧe n.(2)

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Her. A badge of cognizance, insignia; bagge of armes.

11. bilet n.

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Some kind of feminine ornament; ?a chaplet, a studded girdle.

12. calcūlāciǒun n.

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(a) Math. The process of computing or reckoning; the art or science of reckoning; (b) astrol. the process of making a horoscope; the art or science of astrological computation; also, a computation in…

13. camē̆l n.

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(a) A camel (Camelus dromedarius or C. bactrianus); (b) camel her, a cloth or garment of camel's hair; camel flesh, camel hide, camel skin; (c) cameles chaf, a medicinal plant; prob., camel grass…

14. campeine n.

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A small bell.

15. capitle n.

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(a) A short division of a book, a chapter; one of the twenty-two sections of Ps. 118 (119); (b) a short passage (usually Biblical or patristic) read in divine worship, a lesson; (c) ?an epitome.

16. capstan n.

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Naut. A device for hauling up the anchor, etc.; capstan bar, capstan spoke, a capstan bar.

17. carre n.

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(a) A cart or wagon; often, a small vehicle carrying half as much as a cart; (b) carre bond, the tire of a cart wheel; carre chain, a cart chain; carre clout, an iron plate protecting the axle of a…

18. cā̆se n.(1)

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(a) A box, chest, casket, case; as a case, like a chest, as big as a chest; corporal case, corporas case, a case or container for a corporal cloth; (b) a quiver for arrows; a case for bows or bows and…

19. castē̆l n.

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(a) A castle; also, a fortress similar to a medieval castle; (b) a fortified place, a stronghold.

20. caucẹ̄(e n.

Additional spellings: caucee
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(a) A raised and surfaced road; a highway or causeway; (b) cauce wei = caucee.

21. centaur n.

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(a) A centaur; (b) the constellation Centaurus, the Centaur.

22. charitẹ̄ n.

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(a) The supreme virtue of Love or Charity according to Christian doctrine, comprising affection, devotion, benevolence, kindness, mercy, gratitude as between God and man or man and man; charite of,

23. chibol(le n.

Additional spellings: chibolle
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(a) A spring onion (bulb and stalk, as used in salads); (b) elecampane (error in transl.).

24. citisein n.

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A freeman of a city or town; also, any established inhabitant of a city or town.

25. cīve n.(1)

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Chive (Allium schoenoprasum); -- usually pl.

26. claviculẹ̄r n.

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Key-keeper; -- as a title of the pope, holder of the power of the keys.

27. cōheir n.

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A joint heir.

28. columba(i)re n.

Additional spellings: columbaire
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A dovecote.

29. confederacīe n.

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(a) An alliance or covenant between rulers or realms, clans or families; also, an agreement or regulation [quot.: 1455]; (b) an intimate union between individuals.

30. conservacīe n.

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(a) Preservation under law, protection; (b) administration (of a statute).

31. conspiracīe n.

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(a) Plotting of an evil or unlawful design; fals conspiracie; also, collusion in such a plot; (b) a plot or conspiracy; maken conspiracie.

32. coronāl n.

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(a) A precious circlet, often of gold and gems, worn about the head for ornament or to show rank; a coronal, coronet, diadem; (b) such a circlet worn about a helmet; (c) theol. an aureole or halo.

33. cǒunte n.(2)

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A count, an earl.

34. cǒuntǒur n.(1)

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(a) An accountant; esp., an official who oversees the collecting and auditing of taxes for a shire, a kingdom, etc.; (b) one who calculates, an arithmetician; (c) a pleader in court, a lawyer; (d) as…

35. cǒverlī̆te n.

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A cloth for covering a bed; bedspread, coverlet.

36. cros n.

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(a) A cross for crucifixion, a gibbet; (b) the cross of Christ; holi cros; Exaltacioun of the cros, a feast, Sept. 14; feste of the holi cros, feast of the Invention of the Cross, May 3; (c) winnen

37. cruddes n. (plural)

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Underground chambers, the crypt of a church.

38. cūpiditẹ̄ n.

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Covetousness, cupidity.

39. damisēle n.

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An unmarried woman, a maiden or maiden lady, esp. one of noble or good family; also, any young woman or girl.

40. dēalbāciǒun n.

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(a) Turning white; (b) a cosmetic to make the skin white.

41. debentūr n.

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A written statement that one owes a certain sum to a person named; esp., an acknowledgment of debt issued in the king's name.

42. dēceit(e n.

Additional spellings: deceite
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(a) Trickery, deceit, treachery; lying; (b) act of deceiving; a deception, stratagem, trick; a lie; (c) an ambush; (d) a fowler's snare or trap; some device to impede the passage of ships.

43. dettǒur n.

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(a) One who owes money or goods, a debtor; (b) money due from a debtor, an unpaid debt; (c) one who keeps account of unpaid debts.

44. dromǒun(d n.

Additional spellings: dromound
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A large, fast, sea-going vessel; a dromond.

45. ēgre fū n.

Additional spellings: egre fu
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Med. Erysipelas, or similar eruption on the skin; also, a case of erysipelas.

46. ē̆lecciǒun n.

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The action of choosing; choice, free choice; selection.

47. ēquāciǒun n.

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The act or process of making even or evenly proportioned.

48. estāt n.

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(a) State or condition; (b) stature, build, bodily form; (c) of God, the soul, immortal life, etc.: nature, essential character.

49. estrēte n.(1)

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Law (a) A true copy of an original record, esp. of fines or amercements which have been entered on the rolls of a court to be collected by the bailiff or other authorized officer; (b) fines…

50. execūciǒun n.

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Law (a) The carrying out, putting into effect, or enforcing (of the provisions of a statute, law, will, etc.); execution, enforcement; (b) the execution (of a sentence); the infliction of a penalty or…

51. exempciǒun n.

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(a) Exemption or immunity from the law or a special provision of a law or statute; esp., the exemption from Civil Law enjoyed by the Church; (b) exemption from monastic rules; (c) Poet. freedom (of…

52. fecche n.

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Any of certain cultivated or wild leguminous plants belonging to the genus Vicia or to allied genera; vetch.

53. feith n.

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(a) A system of religious doctrine accepted on belief; a religious persuasion, a religion; Cristes (Cristen) feith, feith of holi chirche; fals feith, heretical or heathen belief; fikel feith

54. fertre n.

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(a) A shrine enclosing the body or relics of a saint; a tomb; (b) in fertre, enshrined; entombed.

55. fēs n.

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Load, pack.

56. fēt n.

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(a) What one does or succeeds in doing; act, deed, doings; the working or operation (of the universe); (b) in fet, in fact, actually.

57. fēver-fū, -feu n.

Additional spellings: feverfu, fever-feu, feverfeu
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Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium).

58. flaume n.

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A small quantity of blazing vapor, a flame; also fig.;--usu.pl.; flaume of fir, a tongue of fire, a flame.

59. flǒur-de-līce, flǒurdelīs n.

Additional spellings: flourde-lice, flourdelis
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(a) A flowering plant of the genus Iris, the fleur-de-lis; often as fig. for Virgin Mary; (b) the fleur-de-lis (esp. the root) used in medicine.

60. fōlēr n.

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?Foliage.

61. fouē̆r n.(2)

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One who builds or tends a fire, a kitchen servant.

62. fǒundǒur, -ur n.(1)

Additional spellings: foundur
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The original builder of a city; the founder of a country; the builder of a castle, etc.

63. fracciǒun n.

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(a) The breaking (of an object); fracture (of a bone); (b) theol. the breaking or dividing of the Host; (c) math. an aliquot part of a unit, a fraction or subdivision; also, a mark indicating such a…

64. frank-pleǧǧe n.

Additional spellings: frankplegge
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One of the mutually responsible members of a tithing, etc.

65. gǒurd(e n.

Additional spellings: gourde
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(a) A cucumber plant (Cucumis sativus); commune gourd; also, a cucumber; (b) the colocynth (Citrullus colocynthis); wilde gourd; also, the fruit of this plant; (c) a gourd plant (Lagenaria vulgaris…

66. heir n.

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(a) One who inherits, or is entitled to inherit, the property, title, honors, etc. of a dead man; an heir or heiress; fals heir; verrei heir; kind heir, natural heir; thirde heir, the third in…

67. Jon n.

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(a) John; -- used as a familiar name for a priest; sire Jon; (b) used as a contemptuous name for a person of mean station. [See also herbe-jon, Seint Jones wort; Jon with the gilden mouth, see gilden

68. juge n.(2)

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A yoke.

69. lē̆sarde n.

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(a) A lizard; esp. the stellion; (b) ?a crocodile, ?a serpent; (c) a dagger, dirk; ?also, the point of a weapon, sharp point; (d) her. a representation of a lizard, (?) or of a salamander.

70. letates n.

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A precious stone with magical properties.

71. litugures n.

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A magical stone, ligure.

72. memorī(e n.

Additional spellings: memorie
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The faculty of memory; celles of memori [see celle 6.]; hurting in the memori, impairment or loss of (one's) memory; in wills: being in god memori, in god minde and sauf memori, haven gode knouinge

73. mǒunt n.(1)

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(a) A mountain or hill; also fig.; pl. mountains, mountainous region; mountain range; mount joie, mount of joy, highest bliss; bi mount(es, among the mountains; (b) the Alps; -- pl. & coll.; (c) in…

74. nǒmbre n.

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(a) A number; (b) nombre diminutif, a number greater than the sum of its aliquot parts; nombre dividing, a divisor; nombre exeant, quotient [see exeant]; nombre multipliing, a multiplier; nombre of

75. oil(e n.

Additional spellings: oile
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A liquid substance, natural or concocted, which is unctuous, usually inflammable, and insoluble in water; an oil or oily substance.

76. ōrātrīce n.

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A female petitioner; a beadswoman; also personified: a university.

77. pastūr(e n.

Additional spellings: pasture
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(a) Land on which animals graze, pastureland; a field, pasture; (b) commune pastur, pastur commune, shared pastureland; feint pastur, poor pasture; gentil pastur, excellent pasture; worthi to pastur

78. pich(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: piche
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(a) Wood tar; also, the residue of the distillation of wood tar; (b) blak pich, cedar gum; also, = pich navale; hard pich, solidified wood tar; pich liquide, fleting pich, neshe pich, pich molten

79. pomis(e n.

Additional spellings: pomise
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(a) Pumice, used to smooth parchment, vellum, or paper; pomis ston, a pumice stone; (b) meerschaum, used medicinally; poudre of pomis, powdered meerschaum.

80. portē̆r n.

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(a) A gatekeeper, doorkeeper; also, one who guards the gate of a bridge; porter logge, a porter's lodge; (b) in titles: grom (sergeaunt, yeman) porter; (c) a keeper of the gates of heaven or hell…

81. possessǒur n.

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(a) One who holds or owns something; a proprietor, an owner; occupier; also fig.; persoune possessour, a person who holds property; (b) a clergyman who holds the living of a church.

82. propiciātōrī(e n.

Additional spellings: propiciatorie
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The mercy seat of the Ark and Solomon's Temple.

83. prosultes n.

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A kind of stone.

84. prōvīsǒur n.

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(a) Eccl. One to whom the pope has granted the right to be appointed to a benefice as soon as a vacancy occurs; also, a religious to whom the pope has granted exemption from the duty of obedience to…

85. purpur(e n.

Additional spellings: purpure
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(a) A cloth, often of silk, dyed with Tyrian purple or a similar dye; purple fabric, esp. associated with royalty; (b) a garment made from purple cloth; raiment of royal purple; also fig.; usen purpur

86. raisī̆n n.

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(a) A grape, cluster of grapes; also in proverb; (b) a raisin; gret raisin; raisin graines, raisin seeds; (c) raisin corauns, raisin of corauns, a Corinthian raisin, currant [see also corauns n.]; (d)…

87. receptǒur n.

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A harborer of criminals, heretics, etc.

88. rē̆ǧiǒun(e n.

Additional spellings: regioune
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(a) A kingdom, an empire, a realm; a country, nation, province; scotland regioun, regioun of moab, regioun of jeues; (b) eccles. a district in Rome; (c) heaven; the realm of hell or the underworld…

89. reine n.(2)

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(a) A human or an animal kidney; -- usu. pl.; litel (smale) reines, the kidneys; reine guttes [see also gut n. 1a.(a)]; also, as translation term for L ilia groin; (b) pl. the loins, flanks; (c) pl.

90. relāciǒun n.

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(a) The action of relating in words; narration, account, information, report; maken (bringen, yeven) relacioun; (b) a piece of information, a statement, narrative, an account, a report; also, an…

91. remissiǒun n.

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(a) Release from duty or obligation; freeing of captives; Bibl. dai of remissioun, a holiday from work; yer of remissioun, a Jubilee year; also, a Sabbatical year; don (maken) remissioun, to grant…

92. renunciāciǒun n.

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The act of renouncing a right, title, etc., abdication; also, a document expressing such a renunciation; also, repudiation, disavowal; maken renunciacioun.

93. replicāciǒun n.

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(a) Answering, an answer, a verbal response, rejoinder; an argument, a protest; an argumentative statement in a debate; maken (a) replicacioun, to answer, argue; (b) law an answer to a suit; a reply…

94. resurrecciǒun n.

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(a) The Resurrection of Christ; also, the resurrection of Antichrist [quot.: Chester Pl.Antichr.]; (b) the religious festival commemorating the Resurrection; resurreccioun gilde, a guild that…

95. retracciǒun n.

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(a) The withdrawal of blood; drawing back or retraction of the tongue; (b) the repudiation of one's earlier work with admission of error, recantation.

96. reversiǒun n.

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Law: (a) The return of an estate to the grantor or his heir upon the expiration of the grant; interesse (right, etc.) of reversioun; (b) an estate created by reversion, a reversionary interest; also…

97. sacrifīce n.

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(a) The act of offering a life (animal or human) to a deity as an act of propitiation or homage, a ritual slaughter, often followed by immolation of the victim; the formal offering up of produce, a…

98. saǧittārī(e n.

Additional spellings: sagittarie
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(a) The constellation Sagittarius, the Archer; also, the ninth sign of the zodiac; (b) ?a centaur; ?an archer.

99. salā̆rī(e n.

Additional spellings: salarie
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(a) Compensation, payment, esp. a salary or compensation periodically paid for regular service [sometimes difficult to distinguish from (b)]; also fig.; (b) a payment for a specific service or limited…

100. sā̆mǒun n.

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(a) The North Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar); also fig.; (b) samoun beli, ?the underside of a salmon; samoun lep, a fall in a river up which salmon leap; samoun pipe, a kind of large cask; samoun trout