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1. ban n.

20 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A proclamation or edict of an overlord; also, a summons by proclamation; crien (blouen) the ban; (b) one of the banns of marriage; asken (crien, greden, spiren) the ban(n)es; (c) a proclamation of…

2. batte n.

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A type of Flemish ship.

3. bidel n.

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One who makes announcements or carries messages and performs other services on the authority of a lord, court, guild, etc.; herald, town crier, summoner; bidel hod, a beadle's hood; bidel land (a…

4. bǒket n.

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(a) Water bucket, well bucket; (b) a vessel used for other purposes.

5. broth n.

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(a) Water in which meat or fish has been boiled, juice, broth; (b) in broth, served in its own juice; pot broth, broth with various added ingredients; ballok broth, flesh broth, ro broth; (c) water in…

6. brǒun adj.

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(a) Dark, dull; of the human body: black-and-blue [quot.: a1425]; (b) cheerless, frowning, gloomy; (c) with names of colors: dark, deep; ?also, mixed with brown, brownish; broun bai, dark bay; broun

7. chā̆r n.(1)

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A 'turn' in time: (a) adv. & prep. phrs.: on char, on one occasion, once; at som char, at a certain time; som char, sometimes; thrid char, (for) a third time; at on char, all at once; etc.; (b) a…

8. chīne n.(2)

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(a) The spinal column, backbone, chine; chine of the bakke; nekke of the chine, cervical spine; joint of the chine, vertebra; (b) chine bon, backbone, spine; (c) a vertebra.

9. crūet n.

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(a) A small vessel for sacramental wine, holy water, or chrism; (b) a jug, bottle, or bowl (as for water); (c) fig.

10. dubben v.

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(a) To create (a knight); confer knighthood on (sb.); give the accolade to (sb.); also, beat (sb.) [1st quot.]; neudubbed, of a knight: newly created; (b) dubben (to) knight, to make (sb.) a knight…

11. elf n.

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A supernatural being having magical powers for good or evil; a spirit, fairy, goblin, incubus, succubus, or the like.

12. fēd(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: fede
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(a) Mortal enmity, hostility, hostile conspiracy; revengeful spirit, homicide committed in revenge; (b) a mortal enemy; one of the three enemies of mankind (i.e. the flesh, the world, the Devil).

13. frecch(e adj.

Additional spellings: frecche
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(a) Greedy, voracious; (b) eager, bold, fierce.

14. frē̆sh adj.

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(a) Of recent making or occurrence, new, recent; fresh age, childhood or youth; fresh deluge, a new (or second) deluge; fresh and newe; (b) fresh god, a new or strange god, any god other than the…

15. gāble n.(1)

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(a) A gable of a building; also, a façade; (b) gable ende, gable wal, gable wough, the end wall surmounted by a gable, gable end; gable forke, a gable; gable windou, a window in a gable; (c) in place…

16. gā̆vel n.(1)

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(a) Tribute; a tax, subsidy; (b) manorial or customary rent; ?also, a field rented for a customary service or payment; setten to gavel, to let (property) out to rent; (c) in combs: burgable, ?a tax on…

17. gēthe, gẹ̄the n.

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Only in phr. in a gethe, ?spiritedly, ?hastily.

18. 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

19. hal(le n.

Additional spellings: halle
171 quotations in 7 senses
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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

20. harp(e n.

Additional spellings: harpe
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(a) A harp; also, any of several ancient stringed instruments; in harp, with the harp, to the accompaniment of a harp; in proverb [see asse 1. (c)]; (b) harp long, the large harp; harp smal, a small…

21. harpen v.

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(a) To play a harp; (b) to play (notes, a tune, song, etc.) on a harp; of a harp: to play (sth.); (c) to play the harp for (sb.).

22. harper(e n.

Additional spellings: harpere
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(a) One who plays the harp, one who sings while accompanying himself on the harp, a minstrel; smal harper, one who plays a small harp; (b) in surnames; (c) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.240].

23. hasp(e n.

Additional spellings: haspe
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(a) A fastening for a door, gate, chest, etc.; a hasp; up bi the hasp, unfastened, unlatched; barre and hasp, stapel and hasp; (b) a fastening for a garment or a helmet; ?a buckle, ?a lace; (c) a hank…

24. hassel n.

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A retainer, young courtier; ?also coll.: retainers.

25. hauberk n.

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(a) A coat of mail; also, plate armor or a coat of mail reinforced with plates; -- sometimes used interchangeably with habergeoun; (b) chain mail worn over a hair shirt as a form of penance; (c) fig.

26. hei(e n.

Additional spellings: heie
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(a) A hedge or fence; (b) an enclosed plot of land; field, yard; also, an enclosed hunting park in a forest; chirche hei, q.v.; (c) cpds. & combs. hei brer, some kind of briar growing in hedges; hei

27. 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.

28. herien v.(2)

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(a) To pillage (a place), plunder (a house, town, country, etc.); rob (sb.); also, plunder (in a place), go pillaging; herien and brennen, pillage and burn, ravage; herien up, ravage (a country); (b)…

29. hē̆ring n.

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(a) A herring Clupea harengus; (b) red hering, smoked herring; whit hering, herring salted but not smoked; (c) hering barel, a cask for herring; hering breder (carter), one who roasts (hauls) herring…

30. hurten v.

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(a) To injure (sb., a part of the body), wound, hurt; afflict (sb.) with disease [quot.: WB(1), Pecock]; of hunger: to pain (sb.); ben hurt, be wounded or injured; -- also intr.; (b) to receive an…

31. lat n.

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(a) A long, thin strip of wood used in building; esp. such a strip nailed to rafters to form a support for shingles, tiles, or slates; ?also, a pole, stake; ?also, a shingle; hart lat, q.v.; (b) a…

32. lī̆st(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: liste
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Border, edge, rim; hem; band, stripe.

33. 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…

34. maskel n.

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(a) Spot, mark; blemish; (b) pl. the strands or cords of a net; also, the openings between the strands or cords of a net; (c) gise of maskel, ?lozenge shaped.

35. maund(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: maunde
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(a) A basket woven of wicker or other material; basket serving as a measure, varying in capacity; (b) ?as surname.

36. mis n.

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(a) Sin, sinfulness; guilt, culpability for sin; evil, wickedness; withouten mis, sinless, innocent; withouten mis of this man, he being sinless, innocent as he was; (b) a sin, an evil deed; criminal…

37. mǒrne adj.

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Mournful, sorrowful; grievous.

38. mō̆rther n.(1)

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(a) Deliberate killing of a human being, murder; morther of self, soule morther, spiritual suicide or death; (b) in prov. sayings: morther wil out, etc.; (c) a massacre; (d) crime, outrage; injury or…

39. mō̆s n.(1)

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(a) Moss, or a similar cryptogamous plant; ?also, hairiness, ?dirt [quot.: Pilgr.LM]; (b) mos crop, ?cotton grass; ?a moor flower; mos (be) growen, grown over with moss; grene mos, moss; whit mos

40. ǒure n.

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(a) The aurochs or wild ox; (b) an Egyptian buffalo.

41. pī̆k(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: pike
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(a) A spike; a pointed tip or spike on a staff, pole, weapon, instrument of torture, etc.; a spike affixed to a door or wall; also, a spike used to tear or wound someone; also fig.; → of iren, an iron…

42. pōke n.

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(a) A sack, pouch, bag [in some quots. perhaps a measure of quantity, but see quot.: a1500]; pissinge poke, provande poke, sond poke [see pissinge, provende, sond]; (b) a full, elongated type of…

43. pot(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: pote
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(a) A vessel, pot, container; (b) an earthenware vessel; pottery; also fig.; erthen pot, pot of erthe; (c) a metal pot; bras (brasen, gilt, gold, peutre) pot, etc.; pot of bras (gold, silver, peutre)

44. rī̆che adj.

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(a) Of persons: rich, wealthy, prosperous; also, having sufficient wealth; for richere for poverer, whether richer or poorer; on riche reue, in a wealthy condition, among wealthy people; (b) riche of

45. ridelen v.(1)

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To sift (grain); also, fig. test (sb.); -- also without obj.; spread (ashes) by means of sifting; -- used without obj.; ridelen oute of, separate (sb.) from (God's chosen).

46. slight adj.

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(a) Flat, smooth; also, hairless; slight ston, a stone used for smoothing, a sleekstone [cp. slike-ston n.]; (b) unimportant, trivial; (c) of poor quality, flimsy; (d) slender; (e) in surnames.

47. slingen v.

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(a) To throw (sb. or sth., esp. into a place or in a specified direction), hurl, fling; also, fell (an adversary) in battle; also, raze (a city); slingen abouten, swing (sb.) around; slingen doun

48. sǒundre n.

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A herd of wild swine; soundre of (wild) swine, soundre of hogges; soundre of stares, a flock of starlings.

49. sturǧeǒun n.

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(a) The sturgeon (Acipenser sturio); -- also coll.; ?also, another fish or aquatic animal [quot. ?c1475]; (b) cook. a sturgeon used as food; maken a sturgeoun, to prepare a sturgeon for the table; (c)…

50. sw- consonant clust.

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For all words beginning with sw- from here to the end of this volume [of the print MED], the practice of the MED is to record all variant forms except those beginning with su-; forms with su- are…

51. Swēve n.(2)

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(a) A Swabian; (b) the land inhabited by the Swabians; (c) in place names [see Smith PNElem.2.170].

52. tā̆velin n.

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?One of a pair of boards used to hold a bundle of skins; ?a small piece of fur, a skin.

53. treu(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: treue
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(a) A pledge to cease hostilities for a lengthy or an indefinite period of time, usu. as a preliminary to further negotiation or the formal establishment of a peace; also, the peace established…

54. wē̆ld(e n.

Additional spellings: welde
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(a) A flowering plant variously to be identified with weld (Reseda luteola) or woad (Isatis tinctoria) [the latter esp. when glossing L sandix or gaisdo];—sometimes used medicinally or to make dye…

55. werle n.

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Some sort of covering or adornment for the head, prob. a circlet; ?a garland.