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1. cǒu-hē̆rde n.

Additional spellings: couherde
22 quotations in 1 sense
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One who tends cows, a cowherd.

2. gāte n.(1)

239 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) A gateway; a gate of a city, castle, house, etc.; also, a doorway; flod gate, a floodgate; (b) the movable barrier which closes off a gateway; one of the valves of a double gate; ?a portcullis…

3. hā̆ven v.

1676 quotations in 26 senses
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(a) To possess (sth.), own; nadda non, she had none; we havt, we have it; ppl. havand, wealthy; (b) to possess (land, an estate or inheritance, a city, town, manor, etc.); -- also used fig.; (c) to…

4. heifer n.

19 quotations in 1 sense
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A heifer; heifer hide, a piece of leather from a heifer's hide.

5. heigh adj.

758 quotations in 11 senses
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(a) High, lofty, big, tall; heigh der, stag; heigh got, he-goat; heigh halle (hous, bold), large house [often connoting pride and ostentation]; heigh hors (stede), fine tall horse [also, like heigh

6. hēlden v.

138 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) To pour (sth.), pour away, spill; heap, pile up; throw out (ashes); helden ful, fill (a dish) full (of blood); helden in with, pour (water) on (sth.); (b) fig. to shed (grace, joy, light, etc.)…

7. helpen v.

263 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To give aid or assistance to (sb. or sth.), be an assistant to (sb.); help (sb. to do sth.), help (sth. be done); helpen aloft (up), help (sb.) up; helpen doun with, help (sb.) get (sth.) down…

8. hẹ̄ning ger.

2 quotations in 1 sense
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An insult; haven in hening, to condemn (sb.), treat with contempt.

9. hẹ̄rd(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: herde
114 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A herdsman; a keeper of cattle, hogs, horses, goats, or any kind of livestock; asse herd, aver herd, calf herd, colt herd, cou herd, gelde herd, gos herd, got herd, hog herd, hors herd, lomb herd,

10. hẹ̄rsum adj.

7 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Obedient, compliant; (b) ?of worship: devout.

11. hẹ̄̆rsumen v.

13 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To obey (sb.), serve; worship (God, a god, an idol); (b) to be subservient to (sin, one's belly).

12. heu n.

134 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Color; also, brightness or freshness of color; of on heu, in solid color(s; clothen in heu, to take (a lady's) colors, become her servant; (b) paint, dye, pigment; fig. a rhetorical color; (c) fig

13. hīred n.

73 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A household; the familia of a cathedral; an eccl. court [last quot.]; the heavenly retinue of the Virgin Mary, the Devil's retinue; fig. the senses and desires of man; hiredes alder (lord), the…

14. igladen v.

11 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To make (sb.) happy, gladden, cheer; (b) to be happy, rejoice; (c) to relieve (a diseased organ), soothe, comfort.

15. ihẹ̄rsum adj.

3 quotations in 1 sense
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Obedient; obedient or docile to (sb.), compliant or submissive to (someone's words).

16. ihẹ̄rsumen v.

6 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To obey (sb.); (b) to be obedient.

17. ilēchnen v.

5 quotations in 1 sense
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To heal or cure (sb.).

18. iwẹ̄lden v.

18 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) To overcome (sb., a city); (b) to subdue (sth., a vice, a disease); (c) to temper (sth.), allay.

19. lẹ̄che-craft n.

Additional spellings: lechecraft
45 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) The art or science of medicine and/or surgery; -- also used in pl.; also, magic [quot.: a1225]; (b) the practice or profession of medicine and/or surgery.

20. lēnen v.(1)

97 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To lean, support oneself; steady oneself while standing or walking; lean (on an ax, a spade, staff, one's elbow, etc.); -- also refl.; lenen on knes, kneel; -- often with bi, in, into, on, to, up

21. lēp n.(1)

37 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) The act of jumping; a jump, leap; a spring of a fish from the water; at a (o) lep, in one jump; at lepes, ?quickly; lepen (taken, nimen, yeven) lep, to take a leap; maken lepes, leap about, play…

22. māke n.(1)

82 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Either of a married human couple, mate, husband, wife; (b) either of a non-human couple, bird, animal or fish; a mate; (c) either of a betrothed human couple; also, lover, paramour, mistress; (d)…

23. manī-fōlden v.

Additional spellings: manifolden
9 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To increase (sth.) many times; augment the number of (persons), multiply; (b) to exert oneself greatly (to accomplish sth.).

24. marken v.(1)

233 quotations in 13 senses
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(a) To set the boundaries or limits of (a plot of land, body of water, etc.); stake out; (b) of a sea or river: to reach the shore; (c) ppl. marked, of armies or troops: spread out, extended in width…

25. mer n.

2 quotations in 1 sense
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A hindrance; mer in mouth, a speech impediment.

26. messe n.(1)

267 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) The celebration or occasion of the Eucharistic service; also, an instance of the celebration of this service; messe of the dai, the regular mass celebrated on any given day as specified by the…

27. nā̆ddre n.

153 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A serpent, a snake; (b) water naddre, a serpent that lives in water; naddre eiren, snake eggs; naddre fot, serpent-footed; naddre hedes, naddre skin; etc.; (c) with reference or allusion to Gen.3…

28. nẹ̄̆r(re adj.

Additional spellings: nerre
60 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Nearer in space or time; ner dai, an earlier date; (b) more closely related by kinship; ner kin (sibbe); (c) in proverbs.

29. nes(se n.

Additional spellings: nesse
33 quotations in 1 sense
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In place names & surnames only: a headland, promontory: (a) in surnames; (b) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.48-49].

30. next(e adj.

Additional spellings: nexte
140 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Nearest in position or distance; neighboring, adjacent, contiguous; closest (to sb., sth., or a place); next wei, the most direct route, shortest way; (b) closest (to profits or benefits); (c) of…

31. nimen v.

562 quotations in 19 senses
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(a) To take (sth.), pick up (sth.); draw (a weapon), take up, take out; grab (sth.), grasp, seize; pick (a fruit); also fig.; also, use (sth.); (b) to take away (sth.); bear (sth.), carry off; take…

32. onȝiten v.

20 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To perceive (sth.), see; med. observe (a symptom), experience (a condition); (b) to recognize (voices); (c) to understand (sth.), comprehend; perceive (that sth. is done, that sth. is the case…

33. onyẹ̄n prep.

21 quotations in 1 sense
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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…

34. quellen v.(1)

69 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To kill; kill (sb.), slay; also, to kill by strangulation or suffocation [quot.: PParv.]; (b) to kill (an animal); -- also without obj.; quellen as beste, slaughter (sb.) like an animal; quellen

35. quēthen v.

177 quotations in 6 senses
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With direct discourse: (a) with a direct declarative, imperative, or exclamatory quotation: to say (sth.), command, exclaim; (b) quethen to (til, unto), with direct quotation: to say (sth.) to (sb.)…

36. rāthe adj.

15 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Eager, prompt; also, rash; (b) aroused, provoked; ?angry; (c) early, soon; to rathe, too early; (d) important, prominent, principal; sup. rathest, of first quality, best; (e) in surnames.

37. rāth(e adv.

Additional spellings: rathe
78 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Immediately, quickly, at once; before long, shortly; rath and sone, sone and rath; (b) al (wel) rath, at once; more (ful, most, so, swithe, wonderli) rath; al) to rath; inough rath [see also inoug

38. reuen v.(1)

221 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) To regret (sth., how sth. happens); -- also refl.; be embarrassed or shamed by (sth.) [quot.: c1395]; grieve (to do sth.); reuen res, regret (an action, esp. a rash action); (b) to feel regret, be…

39. seien v.(1)

1389 quotations in 25 senses
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With direct quotation: (a) to say (certain specified words), utter; (b) to say (certain specified words to sb., to oneself, among a group, etc.); seien aye, say (certain specified words) in reply (to…

40. sẹ̄men v.(3)

8 quotations in 2 senses
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To load (sth. on sb.); also, load (sb., a beast, with sth.); also fig.; ppl. semed, loaded.

41. sē̆ven num.

238 quotations in 7 senses
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Cardinal number as adj.: (a) seven; six other seven, six or seven (things); also, about half a dozen (summoners); (b) sevenfold; seven double, seven times as much; seven so, seven times as (bright…

42. sē̆venth(e num.

Additional spellings: seventhe
57 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Ordinal number as adj.: seventh; (b) in combs. & phrases: seventh dai, a commemorative service performed seven days after a person's death; in-to the seventh folde, seven times as much; the

43. sitthe adv.

76 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Afterward, after that, then; subsequently, since then; (b) sitthe after (hider-ward, til this time), from that time until now; al-weies (ever) sitthe, ever afterward, ever since; longe sitthe

44. sitthen adv.

104 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Afterward, after that, subsequently; then; (b) thenceforward, from that time on; (c) sitthen after (after-ward), then afterward; sitthen or soon, sooner or later, eventually; sitthen ther-after

45. slēn v.

449 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) To strike (sth.), beat; pitch (a tent); light (a fire); strike off (a head from the body); beat (metal into a shape) [quot.: c1175(?OE) HRood]; -- used without obj.; slen of, cut off (someone's…

46. slẹ̄pen v.

235 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To sleep, be asleep; (b) slepen as a beste (a swin, hogges, swin); slepen drie (wet), to sleep in a dry (wet) place; slepen faste (kindeli, sadli, savourli, seurli, soft, sound, soundli, swote, sw

47. sword n.

195 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A bladed weapon designed for cutting and thrusting, a sword; also fig. & in fig. context; pleien at the sword and bokeler, to fence; (b) death by the sword; don to (the) sword, to put (sb.) to the…