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1. abaciste n.

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One who performs calculations with an abacus, an arithmetician.

2. abbā n.

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Father! -- addressed to God & to an abbot.

3. abbāciāl adj.

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Pertaining to an abbey or an abbess.

4. abbat(h)īe, -cīe n.

Additional spellings: abbathie, abbacie
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(a) The office, estate, or jurisdiction of an abbot; (b) an abbey.

5. abbatisse, -ice n.

Additional spellings: abbatice
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Abbess.

6. abbodesse n.

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Abbess.

7. abbot n.

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(a) The superior of a convent of monks having the status of an abbey; (b) = abba, q.v.

8. abecedary n.

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A spelling book or primer.

9. abet(te n.

Additional spellings: abette
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Incitement to evil; urging.

10. ablactāciǒun n.

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The weaning (of a child).

11. ablūtī̆f adj.

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Cleansing.

12. aborchi n.

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The aorta.

13. aborsum n.

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Abortion, stillbirth.

14. abrotāne n.

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Southernwood (Artemisia abrotanum).

15. abstersiǒun n.

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Surg. (a) The act or process of cleansing a wound or sore, the removal of pus or other impurities by means of cleansing medicines; (b) a detergent or cleansing property.

16. abstersīve adj.

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Of medicines: able to remove pus or other impurities from a wound or sore; cleansing, detergent.

17. abstracciǒun n.

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Withdrawal from worldly affairs and interests, asceticism.

18. acācia, -ie n.

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Med. A gum made from the juice of green plums or sloes (used as an astringent, a restringent, or a repercussive).

19. accessō̆rie n.

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(a) An accessory to a crime; (b) that which is subordinate to something else.

20. accidentāl adj.

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(a) Phil. Not a natural or essential part of a thing, non-essential, incidental, secondary; (b) not inherent in a thing, induced from without;(c) ?growing out of something else, ?outward, external.

21. accīdie n.

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(a) The deadly sin of Sloth, a disinclination to do anything good; (b) a spell of lethargy or apathy.

22. accǒunten v.

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(a) To count (things); (b) to include (sth.) in a count; (c) pass. to amount to (a certain number).

23. acelle n.

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Armpit.

24. acetọ̄se adj. as n.

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Sorrel (Rumex acetosa).

25. acētǒus adj.

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(a) Sour to the taste or smell, acid; (b) milk acetous, soured milk; sirup acetous, a decoction of honey or sugar and vinegar; water acetous, water mixed with vinegar; (c) physiol. sour.

26. acirographen v.

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Law To make a copy or multiple copies of (an agreement, etc.) by means of a chirograph.

27. acōlī̆t(e n.

Additional spellings: acolite
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A cleric who has taken the highest of the four minor orders, an acolyte; also, the order itself.

28. aconītes n.

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29. acorus n.

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The root of the plant Iris pseudacorus.

30. acūtīves adj. (plural) as n.

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Medicines for sharpening or improving (the hearing).

31. acyllea n.

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Milfoil, yarrow (Achillea millefolium).

32. adama(u)nt n.

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(a) A kind of precious stone; diamond; (b) adamant; fig. something indestructible and enduring, something impenetrable.

33. adil n.

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A medicinal herb; ?euphrasy.

34. adminiculātī̆f, -ī̆ve adj. & n.

Additional spellings: adminiculative
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(a) Supplementary; (b) a supplement.

35. admittīble adj.

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(a) Of reasoning: acceptable, admissible; of an action: permissible; (b) law of persons: allowed, entitled, having the right (to defend a case in a certain manner).

36. adnect adj.

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Adjoining.

37. adnullātion n.

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The action of annulling royal grants, annulment; act of adnullation, a law which declares the royal grants (of land, offices, privileges, etc.) of a certain reign to be null and void.

38. Adonai n.

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A Hebrew name for God.

39. adquisiciǒun n.

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Attainment (of salvation, merit); peple of adquisicioun, the elect.

40. adrop n.

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Some alchemical substance.

41. adustī̆f, -ī̆ve adj.

Additional spellings: adustive
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Burning, scorching; of medicines: able to burn up (or destroy with heat) excess humors in the body.

42. advenciǒun n.

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Something adventitious.

43. advent n.

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(a) The Advent season, usually extending through the four Sundays immediately preceding Christmas; (b) advent Sondai, the first Sunday of Advent.

44. advocacīe, advō̆cātie n.

Additional spellings: advocatie
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(a) Theol. Power to intercede, intercession; (b) law a charge or accusation.

45. advōcācion n.

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The patronage of a church, including the duty of protecting the church and the privilege of presenting nominees to the benefice, advowson; right of advocacion.

46. aeromance n.

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Divination by air, aeromancy.

47. affẹ̄̆ren v.(1)

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To determine or decide (sth.); to decide (a question presented for legal settlement); to approve (a weight or measure); to determine the amount of (a fine), assess; to assess (sb.); ?to allot or…

48. affodil n.

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(a) A medicinal plant; ramson (Allium ursinum); ?also, other species of Allium; flour of affodil, poudre of affodil;(b) ?asphodel;(c) ?rhododaphne.

49. aggregā̆tī̆f, -ī̆ve adj.

Additional spellings: aggregative
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Of medicines: having the property of bringing together, or closing, the lips of a wound.

50. aǧīble adj.

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Proper to do, seemly.

51. aǧilitẹ̄ n.

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(a) Nimbleness of body, swiftness; (b) one of the four gifts or dowries of Christ's body and of the resurrected body of man: the ability to travel to any place without delay and without the need of a…

52. agiographe(s n.

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(a) The Hagiographa of Hebrew Scripture (comprising the Psalms, Proverbs, Daniel, etc.), as distinct from the Laws and the Prophets; (b) Holy Scripture.

53. agnus (dei) n. or phrase

Additional spellings: agnus dei
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(a) Lamb of God [i.e. Jesus]; a figure of a lamb used as an emblem of Jesus; (b) a part of the Mass beginning with the words 'Agnus Dei'.

54. agriofagi n. (plural)

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55. agrippa n.

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Pharm. A compound ointment.

56. alabastrum n.

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(a) The stone alabaster; (b) an alabaster container for chrism or ointment; (c) a medicament containing powdered alabaster.

57. alaba(u)ndīne n.

Additional spellings: alabaundine
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A reddish or violet precious stone, prob. some variety of garnet.

58. Alaezel n.

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The star Spica.

59. alambī̆k n.

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A gourd-shaped vessel for making distillates, the so-called 'waters', a still.

60. alatred n.

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An electuary containing lignaloes.

61. albaras n.

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A disease of the skin and flesh characterized by local lesions; blak albaras, whit albaras.

62. albeston n.

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A mineral reputed to be unquenchable when set on fire; ?the fiber asbestos as used for the wick of an ever-burning lamp; prob. confused with alabaster in quot. c1450.

63. albificāciǒun n.

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Alch. Whitening.

64. albificāten v.

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Alch. To whiten, as by the addition of arsenic or antimony.

65. albificātīve adj.

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Alch. Having the power to whiten.

66. alcofol n.

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A fine powder.

67. alcola n.

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Some kind of canker or ulceration in the mouth; ?thrush. [Cp. Avicenna Canon 3.6.2.13 (ed. 1564, vol.1, p 585).]

68. aldaro(u)n n.

Additional spellings: aldaroun
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bal (pelote) of aldaroun, trocisc (of) aldaroun, a kind of medicinal pellet or tablet of corrosive property.

69. Aldeboran n.

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The star Aldebaran.

70. aldirān n.

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Astron. A star, or pair of stars, marking one of the forepaws of the old constellation Leo. [For opinions as to identification, see F. N. Robinson's ed. of Chaucer, p.824.]

71. alei(e n.

Additional spellings: aleie
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(a) A corridor or hallway; a covered walk; (b) an aisle (of a temple or church); (c) a balustrade.

72. alembroth n.

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sal alembroth, one of the 'salts' of the alchemists.

73. āles n. (plural)

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The flaring sides or 'wings' (of the nostrils).

74. alfilude n.

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confeccioun of alfilude, a compound medicine containing steel.

75. algada n.

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A skin disease.

76. algasen n.

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A skin disease.

77. algebra n.

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(a) The surgical treatment of fractures and dislocations, bone-setting; (b) a fracture or dislocation.

78. Algọ̄l n.

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The star Algol.

79. Algǒmeisa, -e n.

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The star Procyon.

80. Alhabọ̄r n.

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Sirius, the Dog-star.

81. Alhaiọ̄t n.

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The star Capella.

82. alharbat n.

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Med. A kind of polyp or nasal ulcer.

83. alhaste n.

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A plant of some kind.

84. aliēte n.

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The sea eagle or fish hawk [for other medieval opinions see first quot.].

85. alisa(u)ndre, -er n.

Additional spellings: alisaundre, alisander, alisaunder
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(a) Alexanders, horse parsley (Smyrnium olusatrum); (b) alisandre more, alisandre rot; alisandre sed.

86. alkalī, alkalīn n. & adj.

Additional spellings: alkalin
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An alkaline substance obtained from the calcined ashes of plants: soda (from sea plants), potash (from land plants); sal alkali(n.

87. alkamīe n.

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The medieval science of alchemy. [The transmutation of base metals into silver and gold & the search for the 'elixir' and the 'quintessence' were its chief aims; the principles of 'natural' and…

88. alkamist(re n.

Additional spellings: alkamistre
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An alchemist.

89. alkanne(t n.

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The plant alkanet (Alkanna tinctoria) or its root [used as a styptic and for coloring].

90. alkarad n.

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The ankle-bone or astragalus.

91. alkarōn n.

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The Koran.

92. alkenkenǧi n.

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The winter cherry (Physalis alkekengi).

93. alketrān n.

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Mineral pitch, native asphalt.

94. alkibrīt n.

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Sulphur.

95. allectīf adj. as n.

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An inducement.

96. allef n.

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Aleph, the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

97. allē̆ǧea(u)nce n.(1)

Additional spellings: allegeaunce
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(a) Law A formal declaration or deposition; (b) the citing of authorities (esp. the Scriptures) in support of a doctrine or opinion; (c) the expression of an opinion or objection; assertion…

98. allegorīsen v.

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To interpret (sth.) in the spiritual sense.

99. allēlūiā exclam. & n.

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The Hebrew phrase for 'praise the Lord!', sung or spoken.

100. allē̆viāciǒun n.

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Mitigation, relief.