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1. anclẹ̄ n.

21 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) The ankle; ankle bone, esp. the inner projection [quots. c1150, c1440]; innermore ancle; utward ancle, outer projection of the ankle; (b) ancle bon, ankle bone; utter ancle, outer projection of…

2. asshe n.(2)

98 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) Ashes of combustible materials; brennen to asshe; turnen to asshe; (b) ashes as used in medicaments, for making lye, etc.; (c) hot ashes or coals, as for baking.

3. bīke n.(1)

5 quotations in 1 sense
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A nest of wild bees or wasps; a honeycomb; hony bike.

4. birth(e n.

Additional spellings: birthe
116 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) The act of giving birth, childbirth; birth bering; labour of birth; at on (a) birth, in one delivery; (b) birth in wombe, conception.

5. bō̆nd n.

177 quotations in 10 senses
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Something used for tying, binding, wrapping, fastening, joining: (a) a cord, string (also fig.); a strap, halter, leash; a bowstring; (b) a twist of straw; a tendril; (c) a bandage or wrapping; (d) a…

6. brẹ̄ch n.

55 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) The undergarment covering the lower part of the body; underpants, drawers, or tights; brech and sherte, sark and brek; (b) brech, brek, as pl.; a pare brech, a pair of breeches.

7. brim n.(1)

7 quotations in 1 sense
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A body of water, such as the sea, a pool, spring, river.

8. būte-carl n.

Additional spellings: butecarl
2 quotations in 1 sense
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A boatman.

9. drag(ge n.(1)

Additional spellings: dragge
14 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A dragnet; (b) a harrow or drag; (c) a barge or raft; (d) a grappling hook.

10. drēm n.(2)

60 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A vision experienced in sleep, a dream; a nightmare; a prophetic dream; (b) dremen drem, meten drem, sen drem, to have a dream; in drem, on drem, in a dream or dreams; sweven and drem, drem or

11. gerth n.

44 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A belt or strap passing under a horse's belly to secure a saddle, harness, load, etc. [see also hors gerth]; (b) a hoop for a barrel, keg, tub, etc.; (c) in cpds. & combs.: gerth bokel, a clasp or…

12. gēthe, gẹ̄the n.

1 quotation in 1 sense
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Only in phr. in a gethe, ?spiritedly, ?hastily.

13. grẹ̄t n.(3)

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(a) Sand, gravel, small stones; a gret, a grain of sand; ech gret, every speck, every bit; (b) sandstone, gristone; (c) dust, dirt.

14. hẹ̄rd(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: herde
40 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A flock or herd of domesticated animals; got herd, q.v.; (b) a herd of wild animals; esp. a herd of deer; also, a flock of birds, swarm of gnats; (c) fig. spiritual flock, group of people under…

15. lē̆r n.

64 quotations in 3 senses
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The cheek; in pl.: the face; loken under ler, to look down over (one's) cheek, look downward.

16. lid-gate n.

Additional spellings: lidgate
22 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A swing gate for cattle; (b) in surnames; (c) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.251].

17. līre n.(2)

28 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Flesh; also, body; (b) meat; lire both, a butcher's stall or shop; lire mongere, a dealer in meat, butcher.

18. mis n.

129 quotations in 4 senses
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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…

19. rāth n.

10 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Advice, counsel; what shal me to rath, what plan shall I adopt?; outmost rath, last counsel; (b) a counselor, friend; (c) rathes-men, advisers.

20. reuth(e n.

Additional spellings: reuthe
142 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Pity, compassion, sympathy; also, mercy; alas for reuth; (b) haven reuth of (on, upon), to have pity or mercy on (sb., a soul, etc.); nimen (taken) reuth of, take pity on (sb.); (c) haven reuth

21. rō̆t n.

20 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Decay, corruption, putrefaction; (b) a disease of sheep; (c) a wasting disease in man; also fig.; (d) in place name.

22. shau(e n.

Additional spellings: shaue
51 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A wood or forest; a grove; a thicket; at a shau side, at the edge of a forest; shau of (the) wod, a wodes shau; under (the) shau, beneath the foliage of a wood, in the shade; in thickets; also…

23. skẹ̄ling(e n.

Additional spellings: skelinge
4 quotations in 1 sense
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An outbuilding; a shed, lean-to.

24. slaught(e n.

Additional spellings: slaughte
44 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) The killing of an individual; manslaughter, murder; also, execution; (b) the killing of many people as the result of war, feuding, etc., slaughter, carnage; also, an instance of this, a bloody…

25. stath n.

41 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A shore; the bank of a river, edge of a pond [last quot. may be error for scath(e n.]; also in proverbs; (b) a dock, wharf, landing place; lond stath, an embankment forming the end of a bridge…

26. stāver n.

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(a) An upright bar in a rack for hay or fodder; hacche staver; (b) in place names [see Smith PNElem.2.141, 142].

27. tal n.

8 quotations in 1 sense
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A slip of wood, a cutting; tal shide, a piece of hewn timber from which faggots are cut, a length of wood, billet of firewood;—also coll.; tal ston, some kind of cut stone; tal wode, q.v.

28. thach(e n.

Additional spellings: thache
87 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Straw, reeds, or similar material used in covering a roof, thatch; also, such material put to other uses; lode thach; (b) a covering of thatch or of lead, tiles, etc. over a roof; also, a roof…

29. thrālinge n.

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Pain, discomfort.

30. throu n.(2)

37 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A contraction of the uterus while giving birth; the pain and discomfort experienced while giving birth;—usu. pl.; also in fig. context [quot. a1393]; pininge throwes; a twenti throwes, a period of…

31. tō̆nge n.(1)

62 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A double-armed instrument, usually hinged, for manipulating objects too hot or too difficult to hold; a pincers, pliers, pair of tongs;—often pl.; also fig. and in fig. context; fir tonges; paire

32. umgang(e n.

Additional spellings: umgange
10 quotations in 1 sense
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The act of going around, circuiting; circumference, circuit, perimeter; also fig.; in umgang of, round about (sb. or sth.); also fig. [last quot.]; in his (thin) umgang, round about him (you); of

33. wau(e n.

Additional spellings: waue
61 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A wave of water, esp. in the sea; ?also, a current; gon in wawes, to become tempestuous (b) pl. the sea, seen as a collection of individual waves; (c) used metonymically: the sea; water; wau of

34. wēle n.(2)

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(a) A trap for catching fish, crabs, etc., prob. made of wicker; ?wele hous [may be a mistranscription of wilchon n.]; (b) a basket for storage.

35. wē̆t n.

71 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Water as a naturally occurring substance; water as a medium for preparing recipes, soaking, etc.; also, a fluid with properties similar to those of water (b) a naturally occurring body of water,…

36. wīle n.(1)

61 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) An act of deceit, a deception, trick; an underhanded scheme, a subterfuge; a plot, machination; also, a clever maneuver, tactic, cunning strategy; also person. [quot. c1400(?a1387)]; wile and

37. wī-mǒunt n.

Additional spellings: wimount
9 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A name for the hare; (b) as proper name and surname.

38. wō̆nde n.(3)

1 quotation in 1 sense
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?The evil one, the devil; ?coll. moles.

39. yẹ̄ld n.

48 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Tax; a tax, an exaction; also, a royal land tax; also, a sum paid in tax; dane yeld [see dane-geld n.] (b) a customary rent or payment; ?also, quittance or exemption from the obligation to pay…