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1. abloi ppl.

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Carried away (with joy), reckless (for joy).

2. achāt n.

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(a) The act of buying, a purchase; (b) comune achat [transl. L coemptio], a purchase made under (unfair) conditions imposed by a ruler; (c) fig. redemption.

3. achātǒur n.

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A buyer of provisions, esp. for the household of the king or a lord; a purveyor.

4. achēsǒun n.

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

5. afēres n. (plural)

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(a) Things one does; activities, doings, affairs; also, behavior; (b) sg. an enterprise.

6. affẹ̄̆rer n.

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An assessor of fines.

7. alai n.

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(a) The alloying of a noble metal with a base metal; debasing a noble metal or coin by this means; (b) dilution of wine.

8. alaien v.

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(a) To alloy (a noble metal) with a base metal; (b) fig. to debase, contaminate.

9. alasken, -ien v.

Additional spellings: alaskien
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(a) Relieve (sb.); (b) reduce (sth.).

10. alaunt n.

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(a) A highly prized ferocious dog of a breed used in hunting, bull-baiting, etc. [described in quot.: c1410]; (b) a representation of such a dog. [See A. S. Cook, Trans.Conn.Acad. 2.128, 23.30.]

11. Aleman(n)es n. (plural)

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

12. alliǧeaunce n.

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(a) Allegiance (to a lord), loyalty; esp., loyalty to the king [quot. 1461]; fidelity (to God); (b) a lord's title to the loyalty of his subjects, lordship; your alligeaunce, your Highness.

13. allǒuen v.

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(a) To commend or praise (sth.); worship (God); recommend (a virtue); (b) approve of, be pleased with (sth.); be pleasing (to sb.); favor (sb.); (c) appreciate or value (sth.); esteem.

14. amaien v.

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(a) To frighten (sb.); refl. be frightened or alarmed; (b) ben amaied, to lose courage (at the prospect of danger), be alarmed, be afraid; to be filled with consternation or dismay (at an unforseen…

15. amal n.

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Enamel; an enamel figure or ornament.

16. amblen v.

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Of a mount: (a) to go an easy pace or gait, amble; (b) ppl. walking an easy pace or gait; ?smooth-riding.

17. ameled ppl.

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Enameled; ameled of, with.

18. amēne n.

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(a) Mediation, intercession; (b) mediator, intercessor.

19. an- pref.(3)

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(a) In words inherited from OE: an-biden, an-elen kindle; (b) in words not attested in OE with this prefix, but occurring in early ME up to c1225: an-belʒen, an-bursten; also an-ēlen kindle, an-hongen

20. an- pref.(4)

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Examples: an-amelen, anclosen, an-egren, an-ointen, anjoinen, anvie.

21. anpairin v.

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To harm (sb.); to damage (a reputation).

22. apēchen v.

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To accuse (sb.), to charge (sb. with an offence, etc.); -- often with of, with, for, upon phrase.

23. apeiren v.

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To make worse: (a) to damage (sth.); to spoil or ruin (sth.); (b) to impair or harm (the senses, thought, morals, etc.); (c) to injure (a person's reputation or well-being), to slander; do harm to (an…

24. ap(p)urtenaunce n.

Additional spellings: appurtenaunce
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A right, privilege, or possession subsidiary or incidental to a principal one (such as lordship, a manor, etc.); the totality of such rights, etc.; -- coll. sg. or pl.

25. appurtenaunt adj. & n.

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(a) Belonging (to a country, a manor) as a possession or a right; (b) as noun: what belongs to or forms a subsidiary part (of a manor, etc.).

26. arblastēr, -rēr n.

Additional spellings: arblastrer
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A soldier armed with a crossbow; a crossbowman.

27. archēr, -iēr n.

Additional spellings: archier
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One who is trained in the use of bow and arrow: (a) a soldier armed with a bow or longbow, longbowman, archer; also, crossbowman [quot. 1509]; archers and arblasters, longbowmen and crossbowmen; (b)…

28. arēsǒunen, -onen v.

Additional spellings: aresonen
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(a) To address (sb.); ask (sb. a question); inquire; answer (sb.); respond; aresounen rebuking, reproach; (b) to request or urge (sb. to do sth.).

29. arrai n.

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(a) The action of preparing or arranging; the building (of a temple); the mustering (of an army); commissioun of arrai, officials in charge of mustering troops; (b) festivities, ceremonies…

30. arraiment n.

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(a) The action of preparing for something, preparation; (b) action of decorating, ornamentation.

31. arreinement n.

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Law The procedure of calling upon an accused person to answer to a formal charge, arraignment.

32. arreinen v.

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(a) To interrogate (sb.), ask (sb.) a question; ask (a question); (b) to rebuke (sb.), censure.

33. arrēre adv.

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In or to the rear; behind; don arrere, drive back; arainen arrere, hold back, restrain; neither avaunt nor arrere, neither ahead nor farther back (in a sequence).

34. arrēren v.

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(a) To fall back, retreat; -- intr. & refl.; (b) to hold back, restrain; (c) to come back, return.

35. asaumple n.

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(a) An illustrative instance or story; (b) a model of conduct.

36. ascri n.

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(a) An outcry, battle-cry; shouting, clamor; setten (up) ascri, yeven ascri, to raise a clamor or battle-cry; (b) an attack accompanied by a battle-cry.

37. ascroue n.

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Law Escrow.

38. aspīe n.

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Stealthy investigation, observation, or watching; scouting, spying; also, information obtained by scouting; maken or setten aspie(s, to scout or spy; -- often pl., rendering L insidiae.

39. aspīen v.

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(a) To make stealthy or covert observations upon (a person, place, action, etc.) with hostile intent; to spy upon; (b) to seek to discover or discover (sth.) by spying; (c) to spy or act the spy; --…

40. assai n.

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(a) The testing or a test of quality (as of a metal or other object); assaying of metal; putten in assai; after the assai of London, according to the London standard of quality; (b) of god assai, of…

41. assaien v.

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(a) To test the quality of (materials), the effectiveness of (a weapon, a medicine), or the performance of (a horse); test, try out; also, to test the accuracy of (weights & measures) officially; (b)…

42. assart n.

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(a) A parcel of cleared land (as in a forest), a clearing; (b) a rent on such land.

43. as(s)ēlen v.

Additional spellings: asselen
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(a) To authenticate (a charter, agreement, etc.) with an official mark or seal; aselen up; aselen by, under, with; to put an official mark or seal on a document; (b) to affix a signet (to a letter)…

44. assẹ̄th n.

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Fulfillment, satisfaction, reparation; maken (don) asseth, give satisfaction: (a) fulfillment of a wish, expectation or requirement; (b) fulfilling of a need; (c) satisfactory answer to a question or…

45. astaunchen v.

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(a) To restrain (anger); (b) satisfy (sexual desire).

46. astǒned, astǒuned ppl.

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Of persons: stupified, stunned; insensate, unconscious.

47. astǒnen v.

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To stun, stupefy, or daze (sb.); paralyze (feeling).

48. astōr n.

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Stock of provisions.

49. astōren v.

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(a) To store, stock (a place) with provisions; provide (a city with defenders); (b) provide (oneself) with supplies.

50. astudien v.

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To meditate (about sth.).

51. -aunce noun suf.

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(a) In numerous nouns taken from OF, denoting states, attitudes, activities: e.g. abound-a(u)nce, alli-a(u)nce, appar-a(u)nce, arrog-a(u)nce, deceiv-a(u)nce, pen-a(u)nce, repent-a(u)nce,

52. -aunt suf.

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(a) In many pr.ppls. taken from OF, e.g. abound-a(u)nt, appar-a(u)nt, ard-a(u)nt, arrog-a(u)nt, charge-a(u)nt, ramp-aunt, -and, etc.; (b) in a number of nouns (orig. ppls.) adopted from OF, as…

53. aunte n.

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(a) The sister of one's father or mother, aunt; (b) aunte doughter, the daughter of one's aunt, cousin; aunte sone, the son of one's aunt, cousin.

54. avaunt-ward n.

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The foremost position or part of an army, the vanguard.

55. aventaille n.

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A piece of chain mail protecting the neck and upper chest.

56. avēr n.(2)

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

57. avoiden v.

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(a) To empty (a place), clear (of people); to empty (sb.); fig. to rid (the heart of sadness); avoiden of; (b) med. to cleanse (the body of rotten humors, etc.); avoiden fro, avoiden of; to evacuate…

58. await(e n.

Additional spellings: awaite
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(a) A lying in wait, an ambush; leien (maken) await, to set an ambush; leien (sb.) in await, to put (sb.) in ambush; leien await for (upon), to set an ambush for (sb.); lien (sitten, stonden) in await

59. awaiten v.

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(a) To lie in ambush for (sb.), waylay; lie in wait to get (sth.); lie in wait (to do sth.); awaiten upon, to lie in wait for; (b) to plot, conspire; secretly to plan or contrive (an injury, etc.).

60. awaiter, -ǒur n.

Additional spellings: awaitour
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(a) One who lies in ambush; conspirator, plotter; (b) an attendant.

61. award n.

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(a) A judicial decision, judgment, verdict, sentence; don award, maken award, yeven award, to render a decision, pronounce judgment; abiden award, holden award, stonden to award, to accept a decision…

62. awarden v.

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(a) To decide (a legal question), render judgment in (a lawsuit); bring in a verdict, pronounce judgment; decree (sth.); (b) to determine upon and issue (a writ or the like); (c) to sentence (sb.)…

63. bācǒun n.

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(a) Pork cured in brine or by smoking; esp. salt pork or a cut of it; salt bacoun; seind bacoun, smoked pork; bacoun hog, a hog fattened for butchering; (b) bacoun flich or flik, a side of bacon; (c)…

64. barain(e adj.

Additional spellings: baraine
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(a) Barren (woman); sterile (woman or man); also fig.; (b) childless (woman or man); (c) unpregnant (animal); (d) infertile (egg).

65. baselā̆rd n.(1)

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A kind of short straight sword or dagger, in civilian use, worn in a sheath hung from a strap, e.g. at the girdle; baselard knif; in some examples perhaps used loosely of a curved 'hanger.'

66. Basklēs n. (plural)

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Basques.

67. bẹ̄ne adj.

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Good, fair, pleasant, kindly.

68. bercherīe n.

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A sheepfold.

69. berselet n.

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A hunting dog trained to follow wounded game.

70. bille n.

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(a) A formal document (embodying a will, a permit, etc.); fig. a list or inventory; (b) a papal bull.

71. blaunden v.

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To caress, fondle; flatter.

72. blaundice n.

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(a) Flattery, blandishment; (b) dalliance, caresses; (c) allurement, attractiveness; (d) deception, deceitfulness.

73. blaundishen v.

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(a) To flatter (sb.), fawn, be enticing or persuasive; (b) to be favorable; (c) of the sea: to subside, become calm.

74. blẹ̄aunt n.

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(a) A costly silk fabric; (b) a garment of this fabric, a tunic; (c) a bedspread of this fabric.

75. blēchen v.(2)

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To injure or hurt (sb.), inflict injuries; damage (sth.).

76. bocche n.

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Any pathological swelling, eruption or lesion, such as a boil, a tumor, a (running) sore, an ulcer, a tubercle, a bubo.

77. braien v.(2)

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(a) To break (sth.) into small fragments, as by stamping, crushing, grinding, chopping; braien smal; also, to mix ingredients by stamping in a mortar; (b) fig. to crush (the heart with fear).

78. brē̆vet n.

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A written document, an official letter.

79. brike n.(2)

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A predicament, plight, difficulty; ben, bringen, fallen in brike.

80. brōk(e n.

Additional spellings: broke
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(a) Some kind of pointed tool; (b) a kind of sword; (c) the first spikelike horn of a deer.

81. brō̆ket n.(2)

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A candle stuck on a spike, a pricket.

82. burnisher n.

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(a) One who polishes armor; (b) one who prepares corpses for the funeral; (c) an instrument for polishing or cleaning.

83. cāble n.

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(a) A heavy rope or cable used on a ship; esp., the anchor cable; (b) a rope; (c) cable hok, instrument used in making cables; cable rop, a heavy rope; cable yarn, yarn for cables.

84. cacchen v.

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(a) To grasp (sth.), seize, take hold of; pick up (sth.); catch (sth. thrown); of a blade, etc.: hold (sth.) by piercing, stick fast in (sth.); -- also refl.; (b) cacchen awei, to take (sth.) away…

85. cacche-pōl n.

Additional spellings: cacchepol
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(a) A minor officer of the law; a petty bailiff; a collector of fines; (b) a tax gatherer; (c) in names; strete cacche-pol, ?a book containing names of those in a district who owed fines or taxes.

86. caccher n.

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(a) One who chases, a hunter; also, a driver of animals [quot.PParv.]; (b) one who catches; taker, receiver.

87. caitī̆f n.

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A captive, prisoner; a slave; leden caitif, to take (sb.) into captivity, enslave.

88. caitī̆f adj.

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Captured, imprisoned; enslaved; leden caitif, to lead (sb.) captive, enslave.

89. caitiftẹ̄ n.

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(a) Captivity, slavery; also fig.; (b) coll. prisoners, slaves.

90. caitivǒus adj.

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Miserable, poor, unhappy.

91. caīve adj.

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Epileptic; goute caive, epilepsy.

92. cambre n.

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Hemp.

93. cambrel n.

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A spatula.

94. 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…

95. camelīn n.

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A fabric of wool mixed with silk or other fibers.

96. camerelle n.

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A small room.

97. campeine n.

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A small bell.

98. cāne n.

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(a) A reed (esp., Arundo donax & Phragmites communis); (b) sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum); (c) a Javanese reed; prob., bamboo; (d) a fragrant reed of India and Persia.

99. canē̆l n.(2)

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(a) canel bon, the collar-bone(s); -- of a coney [last quot.]; (b) a piece of armor protecting the base of the neck and upper breast; ?a camail, ?a gorget.

100. canevā̆s n.

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A fabric made from flax or hemp, canvas [see Rogers Hist.Agric. 2.511-6].