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1. adrēden v.

79 quotations in 3 senses
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To have fear, be or become afraid; to fear or dread (sth.); -- (a) refl. or intr.; (b) with obj.; (c) with obj. clause.

2. anlē̆t n.

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

3. befrīnen v.

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To ask (sb. a question).

4. bilẹ̄ven v.(2)

Additional spellings: beleven
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(a) Theol. To believe (in a doctrine, in God, etc.); -- with in, on, upon, to, into phrase; (b) to profess (a deity).

5. bile-whīt adj.

Additional spellings: bilewhit
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Pure in heart, virtuous; kind, gentle.

6. brim-stōn n.

Additional spellings: brimston
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(a) The mineral sulphur; (b) quik brim-ston, native or virgin sulphur; ded brim-ston, sulphur which has been rendered inert; poudre of brim-ston, flowers of sulphur; brim-ston water, water containing…

7. callen v.

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(a) To cry out, call, shout; (b) to cry out (sth.), say (sth.) loudly; (c) callen after, to call for (sb.), summon; callen on (upon), call to (sb.), address, invoke, summon, call on (sb. for payment)…

8. chele priem n. or phr.

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Coriander.

9. droppen v.

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(a) Of a liquid: to fall in drops, run down, drip down, trickle; droppen on the chimb, drip on the rim, run low; also fig. of the heavens: to fall as rain; droppen fro feith, turn from the true…

10. eie-wrak n.

Additional spellings: eiewrak
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Pain in the eye.

11. faster-man n.

Additional spellings: fasterman
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A surety or sponsor.

12. fleil n.

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(a) Instrument used for threshing grain, a flail; (b) cap of a fleil, fleil cap, one of the bands of wood or leather (fastened about the end of the flail staff or the end of the swingle) through which…

13. flō n.

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(a) An arrow for the long bow; a crossbow bolt; fethered flo, so swithe (blive) as flo, as swift as an arrow; (b) fig. uses: fendes flo, dethes flo, etc.

14. fordolked ppl.

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Severely or mortally wounded.

15. fordwīnen v.

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(a) To become smaller, to dwindle; (b) to pine away (as with disease), to waste away; (c) to become feebler.

16. forstoppen v.

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(a) To stop (something) completely, shut off (breath), smother; block (a road); (b) to restrain or check (one's thoughts).

17. frank-pleǧǧe n.

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

18. gī̆slen v.

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To give (sb.) as a hostage.

19. gọ̄me, gom(m)e n.(3)

Additional spellings: gomme
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(a) The flesh surrounding the teeth, gums; -- also sg.; (b) the insides of the mouth; palate, upper throat, etc.; (c) the jaws; whetten gomes, to whet the jaws, beat one's gums; (d) molars.

20. grei n.(2)

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(a) A gray fur, prob. the fur from the back of the Eurasian red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris in winter; red (ruskin) grei, the fur of the Eurasian red squirrel in winter; tristi (tresti) grei, ?error…

21. grith n.

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(a) The peace of a nation or society, law and order; fig. the peace resulting from the observation of God's will; breken (fordon) grith, to disturb the peace, break the law; holden (maken, setten)

22. hal-penī n.

Additional spellings: halpeni
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(a) An English coin [made of silver from the time of Edw.I], worth half a penny, a halfpenny; (b) a halfpenny given in charity; Goddes hal-peni; (c) a coin of Biblical times; a small foreign coin…

23. hamelen v.

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(a) To mutilate or maim (sb., a foot); also fig.; (b) to cut short (hose); hamelen in sondre, separate (two parts) by cutting.

24. hā̆m-fāre n.

Additional spellings: hamfare
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Law = hamsokne.

25. hang-wīte n.

Additional spellings: hangwite
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Law The right to impose a fine for hanging a culprit without legal trial; also, an acquittance of amercement for such an offense.

26. hẹ̄ pron.(2)

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As anaphoric or pers. pron., subject: (a) the female person referred to, she; (b) used pleonastically, or for emphasis; (c) with appositional adjunct; (d) he that, he the, he..that, she who.

27. hẹ̄r-right(e adv.

Additional spellings: herright, her-righte, herrighte
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Right here, here on this spot; ?also, here and now, immediately.

28. hẹ̄r-with adv.

Additional spellings: herwith
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(a) In addition to this; (b) her-with accorden, to agree with this; her-with scornen, mock at this; (c) with this, by means of this; (d) on this account, because of this; (e) after this, thereupon…

29. hilder n.

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(a) The European elder (Sambucus nigra); hilder tre; (b) hilder tre, ?the European alder [see alder n. (1)]; (c) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.274].

30. hitten v.

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(a) To strike (sb. or sth.); strike a blow; deliver (blows); hitten in, cut into (sb. or sth.); hitten on, beat upon (sb. or sth.); hitten on the hed of the nailes ende, hit the nail on the head…

31. hō̆lm(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: holme
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(a) An island; a peninsula; (b) a meadow on a river bank; (c) a hill; (d) in surnames & place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.258-9, 268].

32. hoppe n.(2)

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(a) The seedpod of flax; also, a representation of a flax pod in embroidery; hoppe gavel, a rent paid in flax pods;(b) ?hedge-berry, haw.

33. hǒus-bō̆nd(e n.

Additional spellings: housbond, hous-bonde, housbonde
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(a) A male spouse, married man, husband; also fig.; (b) alch.?sophic sulphur.

34. hǒus-carl n.

Additional spellings: houscarl
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(a) A member of the household troops of a Danish king, an armed retainer; (b) as surname.

35. imihte n.

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Sg. & pl.: military might or skill; mid al imihte(n.

36. inẹ̄den v.(2)

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Ppl. inede as noun: needy persons.

37. innōm n.

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(a) An enclosure made from common or waste land; cp. inhok; (b) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.303].

38. ispēken v.

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To make or deliver a speech, speak, ispeken of, speak about (sb. or sth.).

39. iwrā̆tthen v.

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(a) To anger (sb.), offend; (b) fig. to stir up (the sea); (c) refl. to become angry.

40. kinrē̆de n.

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(a) Stock, family, lineage, race; gret (god, heigh, noble, worthi) kinrede, high birth; loue (mene) kinrede, low birth; (b) descendants, progeny, posterity; also, a descendant; (c) forebears…

41. kitellen v.

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To tickle (sb.).

42. knīf n.

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(a) A knife; a dagger or sheath knife carried or worn on the person; a knife as a weapon [usually distinguished from sword]; also fig.; (b) an instrument for cutting or scraping made of material other…

43. knoulē̆ching(e ger.

Additional spellings: knoulechinge
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(a) The fact of knowing, awareness; at mi knouleching, to my knowledge, as far as I know; upon his knouleching, knowingly; withouten knouleching, unwittingly, without (one's) knowledge; haven

44. ladde n.(1)

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(a) A young male attendant; one of a king's or nobleman's retinue; a servant; (b) a foot soldier; fot ladde; (c) ladde cf kichene, an attendant in the kitchen of a noble household, a kitchen boy.

45. last n.(3)

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(a) A moral defect, a vice, a sin; beden lastes, ?to tempt (sb.) to sin; (b) the quality of sinfulness, wickedness, guilt; (c) grounds for blame, fault, discredit; last finden, to find fault with…

46. latteu n.

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Guide, leader, director.

47. laue n.

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(a) A rule or set of rules prescribing or restraining conduct; -- thought of as promulgated by a rational, authoritative, and powerful lawgiver; laue positif, positif laue, laue of setnesse, a…

48. lauelī adj.

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(a) Prescribed by law; also, permitted by law, lawful; (b) laueli man = laueful man; (c) in accordance with a legal pledge or agreement.

49. lauelīche adv.

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(a) In accordance with law, lawfully, legally;(b) ?duly, thoroughly.

50. laue-man n.

Additional spellings: laueman
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(a) One of a number of local magistrates administering justice in a borough or town; (b) in surnames.

51. 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

52. 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…

53. light adj.(2)

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(a) Of things: light in weight; light in proportion to bulk, of small specific gravity; of persons: thin; also fig.; (b) of containers: light in content, empty; of measures: underweight; with light

54. lith n.(3)

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(a) A body of fighting men, army;(b) ?family, household, ?body of persons; -- used of the Trinity;(c) ?aid, assistance; ?var. of leth n. (1).

55. litherlī adv.

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(a) Wickedly, sinfully; (b) fiercely, cruelly, savagely; (c) harshly, vehemently, angrily; (d) unfortunately, miserably; (e) poorly, feebly; contemptibly; (f) very little; litherli liken, to please…

56. lithernes(se n.

Additional spellings: lithernesse
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(a) Wicked deed(s, evil way of life; also, harm, injury; (b) wicked speech, evil or false words; (c) wickedness, sinfulness; (d) ferocity;(e) ?damnation, perdition.

57. liven v.(1)

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(a) To be alive, continue to live, survive; also, be alive spiritually; (b) liven longe, to live for a long time; liven leng (lengere, longere), live longer, live longer than someone else; liven litel

58. lōr-theu n.

Additional spellings: lortheu
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(a) A teacher, master; (b) a spiritual or theological teacher such as a priest, cleric, any of the apostles, Church Fathers, etc.; holi lor-theu; ?also, an epithet for God; (c) lor-theu selde, the…

59. maʒcen v.

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To mash (sth. together with sth. else), mix; maʒcen togeder, mix (ingredients) together.

60. manī-fōld(e adv.

Additional spellings: manifold, mani-folde, manifolde
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(a) In various or many ways; ?also, in many pieces [quot.: Lovel.], in many places [quot.: Guy(1)]; (b) in large numbers; mani-fold gendred (goten); (c) many times; (d) greatly, much. [Some quots…

61. mannen v.

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(a) To garrison (a city, a castle); (b) to man (a boat), provide with a crew; (c) to people (a place), supply with inhabitants.

62. mansing(e ger.

Additional spellings: mansinge
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(a) The act of excommunicating or state of being excommunicated; don mansing, seuen mansing, yeven mansing, to impose excommunication; undon mansing, lift excommunication; up mansing, upon pain of…

63. mark(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: marke
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(a) A measure of weight equivalent to 8 ounces; (b) mark pound, a measure of weight equivalent to 1/16 of a lispound.

64. market n.(1)

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(a) A periodical public assembly for buying or selling; also, an occasion of such a gathering; beten market, to linger or hang about at a market; crien a market, announce the holding of a market…

65. mē̆nǧen v.

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(a) To mix (sth. with sth. else), mingle; add (sth. to sth. else); mengen with (in, of, amonges, among with); (b) to mix (two or more things) together, blend; mengen togeder (tosamen, in fere); (c) to…

66. miskenning(e ger.

Additional spellings: miskenninge
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(a) Law An alteration in a plea; a variation in the language, mistaken or intentional; (b) [orig. a fine levied for such deviations]; the right to collect such fines.

67. nāmen v.

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(a) To name (sb.), give a name to; namen..for, name (an angel) after (a star); ppl. named, named; named after, named after (sb. or sth.); (b) to call (sb.) something; give (sb.) a descriptive…

68. nẹ̄den v.(2)

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(a) To be necessary, needed, required, or essential; neden to, be necessary to or for (sth.); (b) to be poor, needy, or in want; also, be in need of help; (c) ?to be lacking or wanting.

69. neither pron.

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(a) Neither of two; neither..other; here neither, neither of them; (b) as adj.: neither of two, not one; neither nouther, neither one nor the other; (c) gram. neuter.

70. 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…

71. nighte-gāle n.

Additional spellings: nightegale
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(a) The nightingale; (b) as surname.

72. nikken v.(1)

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(a) To deny (sth.); nikken nai, deny (a fact); deny something to (sb.); nikken with nai, deny (sth.), give (sb.) a negative reply; (b) to make a denial; deny acquaintance with (sb.), disavow (sb.)…

73. nirwit n.

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Tightness in the chest, angina pectoris.

74. nīthing n.

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(a) A wretch, coward; good-for-nothing; -- also as term of address; nithinges bearde [see bearde]; (b) as term of familiar address: boy, lad, fellow.

75. Norenish adj. & n.

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(a) Norse, Norwegian; (b) as noun: Norwegians.

76. Nor-man n.

Additional spellings: Norman
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A Norman; Normans [quot.: (a1464)].

77. Norrene n.

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(a) Norway; (b) Norwegians; (c) as surname.

78. north-ward adv.

Additional spellings: northward
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(a) Toward the north, in a northerly direction; (b) in the north; (c) on the north side; (d) as noun: unto the north-ward, in the north, on the north side.

79. Nor-wei(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: Norwei, Nor-weie, Norweie
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Norway; Nor-wei coste, the Norwegian coast; Nor-wei man, a Norwegian.

80. Nor-wei(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: Norwei, Nor-weie, Norweie
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(a) A Norwegian; (b) as surname.

81. ofrēchen v.

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(a) To reach (sth.), touch; arrive at (a place); find (sb.); (b) to reach (sb.) with a weapon, strike; (c) to extend to (sb.); (d) ben ofreched of, ?to be informed of (sth.).

82. oftāken v.

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(a) To catch up with (sb. or sth.), overtake in pursuit; find (sb.); (b) to get hold of (sb.), apprehend; (c) of night: to come upon (sb.) suddenly; (d) to detect (an error, an offender).

83. ō̆nfōld adj.

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(a) Single, one, onefold; (b) simple, honest; (c) of interpretation: simple, literal; (d) bi onfold, onefold.

84. onyẹ̄n prep.

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(a) Towards (sb.), to meet (sb.); (b) in front of (sb.), before, facing; (c) against (sb. or sth.), contrary to, in opposition to; (d) in anticipation of (sb. or sth.), in preparation for; (e) in…

85. orest(e n.

Additional spellings: oreste
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(a) Combat, struggle; (b) law the right of jurisdiction over cases involving trial by combat; (c) by misunderstanding of (b): the liberty of entering woods or lands; (d) by false etymologizing [cp. or

86. ortrouthe n.

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Distrust, doubt.

87. ǒuthēs n.

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Outcry, clamor, uproar; outhes upon, outcry against (sb.); outhes and clamour, outhes and crie, hue and cry; greden (maken, reisen) outhes, raise a cry.

88. overwerpen v.

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(a) To overturn (sth.), overthrow; fig. destroy (beauty); (b) of the heart: to sink, be downcast.

89. plǒugh n.

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(a) A plow; also, a plow with its draft animal(s; --also coll.; (b) gates of the plough, furrows; plough lenge, the length of a plowshare; ?the length of a plow; (c) gon (gangan) at the plough, gon

90. pōpedọ̄̆m n.

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(a) The office of pope; (b) the tenure of a pope, pontificate.

91. pōse n.

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A head cold; catarrh; on the pose, afflicted with a cold; bringen in a pose, to give (sb.) a cold.

92. prē̆sse n.

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(a) A crowd, throng, company, an assembly; also, the assembling or gathering of a crowd; also, a group of things; (b) amid (among(es, in, in middes) presse, among or in a crowd; into presse, in among…

93. prīd(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: pride
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(a) Unreasonable self-esteem, pride; desire to exceed one's proper station; also, the sin of pride (shading into 1c.); prid of herte; (b) love of praise, vanity; (c) prideful bearing or behavior…

94. prǒud adj.

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(a) Guilty of the sin of Pride; haughty, arrogant; also, obstinate, rebellious; (b) proudest of pride, supremely proud; proud as lucifer; proud herte, proud heart; -- also as surname or epithet; maken

95. quelmen v.

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(a) To kill (sb.); (b) to die; (c) to torment (a body); (d) to suffer, endure torment.

96. rāven n.

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(a) The raven (Corvus corax); ?also, the rook (Corvus frugilegus); (b) the carrion crow (Corvus corone); (c) raven(es brid, a young raven; raven(es fether; raven(es kinde, a raven's nature; buk-raven

97. rēd(e)lī adv.

Additional spellings: redeli
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(a) Straightway, at once, promptly; now; also, soon; (b) quickly, expeditiously; also, vigorously, violently, roughly; (c) readily, easily; with facility; also, conveniently; (d) willingly, gladly…

98. rēden v.(1)

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To read; engage in reading; also, know how to read; reden in, read in (a book); also fig.; read on (a surface); reden on, read or read in (a book, etc.); also fig.; reden of (upon); connen reden, know…

99. -rē̆de(n suf.

Additional spellings: -reden
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A derivational suffix forming nouns in composition with a noun (rarely an adj.) as simplex: (a) in abstract nouns denoting condition or qualities associated with the condition: e.g., broþer-reddene

100. rẹ̄den(e adj.

Additional spellings: redene
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(a) Made of reed; -- used fig.; (b) growing with reeds; (c) in place name [see Smith PNElem.1.264].