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1. ācumendlīce adj. (plural) as n.

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Possible things or events; what can exist or occur.

2. al limiting adj. & n.

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Denoting the total number of entities in a class or group: all (persons, creatures, things, units); all without exception: (a) with a noun: al(le men, al(le the knightes, the knightes al(le, etc.; (b)…

3. al-mightī adj. (& n.)

Additional spellings: almighti
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Almighty, omnipotent; -- (a) of God; god almihti and god-almighti (cpd.); (b) of a member of the Trinity; (c) of a divine attribute; (d) of a non-Christian god or object of worship; (e) of Samson…

4. alþeodī adj. & n.

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Alien; a stranger.

5. andsēte adj. & n.

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(a) Repugnant, odious; hostile; (b) as noun: adversary, enemy.

6. ā̆nge adj. & n.

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(a) As pred. adj.: him was ange, he was vexed; dide hem ange, it troubled them; (b) as noun: vexation, trouble; pain.

7. anlīch(e adj. (& n.)

Additional spellings: anliche
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(a) Alike, similar; (b) as noun: likeness, image; (one's) like.

8. bed-lawer(e n. & adj.

Additional spellings: bedlawer, bed-lawere, bedlawere
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One who is confined to bed; adj.: bedridden; bed-lawer man.

9. bed-rēde(n adj. & n.

Additional spellings: bedrede, bed-reden, bedreden
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(a) Confined to bed, bedridden; (b) one who is confined to bed.

10. blēt adj. & n.

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(a) Bare (boughs); (b) bareness, lack of cover.

11. blēð adj. & n.

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Timid, apprehensive; as noun: fear.

12. bōthe num. (as n., adj., & conj.)

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As noun: Two together, both; -- in various constructions: (a) alone; (b) the two of them; the bothe; (c) both here (theire) hedes, the heads of both of them; etc.; (d) here bother (baþre, bothe,

13. Britǒun n. & adj.

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(a) A native of the British Isles, a Celt; Britones se, the Britons' (or Bretons') Sea = Brittish se, the English channel; (b) a Breton; (c) a Breton apple.

14. Brittish adj. & n.

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(a) Celtic, British; Brittish speche; (b) Breton; (c) Brittish occean, Brittish se, the English Channel.

15. calwe adj. (& n.)

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(a) Bald; (b) calwe mous, a bat; (c) as noun: bald man; -- often as personal name.

16. cang adj. & n.

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(a) Foolish; also, lewd, worthless, ?wicked; cang eien, lustful eyes; (b) a fool.

17. cǒmlī adj. & n.

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Of appearance: (a) beautiful, fair, nice (woman); handsome, stately (man); -- frequ. as a cliché; (b) beautiful, elegant, splendid (thing).

18. cǒuth adj. (& n.)

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Of things or events: (a) known; well-known, familiar; couth inough, familiar, common [rendering Latin satis nota and similar phrases]; fallen couth, become known; maken couth, make known; (b) evident…

19. Cristen adj. & n.

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(a) Of persons: Christian; Cristen soule, Christian soul; also, a Christian; (b) Cristen man, a Christian.

20. Dānish adj. & n.

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(a) Danish or Norse; Danish ax, a kind of battle-ax; Danish lond, Denmark; Danish se, the North Sea; (b) a Dane or Northman; (c) the Danish language; (d) as surname.

21. dēd adj. as n.

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(a) A dead man, a corpse; pl. dead men, corpses, the dead; dedes office, funeral service; (b) a ghost; (c) one who has died; the ded, the deceased; dedes wille, will or desire expressed by someone who…

22. dēf adj. (& n.)

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(a) Unable to hear; of a person, an ear, hearing: deaf; blind and def, def and blind, def and doumb, doumb and def; (b) as noun: deaf person(s, the deaf; (c) def boren, born deaf.

23. Devenish adj. & n.

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(a) Of Devonshire; Devenish axe; Devenish tin; (b) as surname.

24. doughtī adj. & n.

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(a) Bold, brave, valiant, strong in battle or combat; (b) doughti in armes, doughti in (of) dede(s, doughti of hond, doughti of his hondes, doughti under sheld; (c) of an action, blow, fight, etc…

25. dusī(e adj. & n.

Additional spellings: dusie
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(a) Foolish, unwise; -- of persons or actions; (b) giddy, dizzy; (c) dull, unresponsive.

26. Ēǧipcien, -ian n. and adj.

Additional spellings: Egipcian
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As noun: a native of Egypt, an Egyptian.

27. ender adj. or n.

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Only in set phrases: this ender(s) dai, recently, the other day; this ender(s) night, one night not long ago; this ender(s) yer, formerly, in recent times.

28. English n. (orig. adj.)

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(a) The people of England, Englishmen;--pl.; (b) an Englishman; (c) the Anglian inhabitants (of Northern and Central England), the Angles (as distinguished from the Saxons).

29. first ord. num. (as adj. & n.)

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(a) First in a set or group of related or connected entities; first in a list; first in a graded scale or in a classification; (b) with names of kings; (c) with numerals: the tweine first, the first

30. fōr(e-wā̆rd adj. & n.

Additional spellings: fore-ward
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(a) Forward, farthest ahead; ?outward; (b) on foreward, at the beginning; (c) superior; on for-ward, in importance.

31. frā̆kel adj. (Also as n. & adv.)

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Vile, foul, wretched, worthless; this frakel world.

32. ǧēaunt n. & adj.

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(a) A fabulous manlike creature of great size; also, a man of extraordinary size or strength; geaunt berd, a giant's beard; geauntes fight, the war of the giants against the Greek gods; fig. Genesis

33. gēsǒun adj. & n.

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(a) Rare, scarce, lacking; not (nought) gesoun, not uncommon, frequent; (b) barren, empty, vain; gesoun on, barren of (sth.), lacking in; gesoun of, free from (bushes), cleared of; (c) as noun…

34. gidī adj. & n.

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(a) Insane, crazy; possessed by a devil; (b) foolish, stupid, senseless; (c) of an animal: mad, possessed; ?senseless, ?rabid; (d) as noun: a fool.

35. godcund adj. & n.

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(a) Belonging to God, divine; godcund kinde, the divine nature; (b) concerned with God; godcund love, spiritual love; godcund man, a priest; godcund sighte, a vision of divine matters; godcund writ

36. god(e)friht adj. & n.

Additional spellings: godefriht
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(a) God-fearing; (b) a God-fearing man.

37. gọ̄dlēs adj. & n.

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(a) Worthless, useless; (b) poor, poverty-stricken; of a wood: barren; (c) as noun: a poor person; (d) godles bene, extra work done for the lord of the manor [cp. bẹ̄ne n. (2)].

38. gras-grẹ̄ne adj. & n.

Additional spellings: grasgrene
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(a) As green as grass; (b) as noun: the color grass-green.

39. grei adj. & n.

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(a) Ash-colored, flint-colored, dull, gray; of cloth: gray, drab; of a man: gray-haired; grei hered, grei hore, grei hored, gray-haired, hoary; grei her, an old man; grei tauier, one who taws pelts…

40. Grẹ̄kish adj. & n.

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(a) Of Greece or the Greeks, Grecian; Grekish fir, Greek fire; Grekish hei, fenugreek; Grekish netle, Greek nettle (Urtica pilulifera); Grekish se, the Mediterranean or one of its arms; (b) of the…

41. grēt adj. & adv. & n.

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(a) Large in size or quantity, big; gret and smal, large and small, all; gret ne smal, big or little, of no kind; althergrettest, largest of all [cp. alder- pref.]; gret belle, large bell; (b) much…

42. grislī adj. & n.

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Horrible, dreadful, terrible; ugly, hideous: (a) of persons, devils, etc.; grisli on to loken, horrible or hideous to look upon; (b) of birds, beasts, fish, etc.; (c) of actions, events, wounds, sins…

43. grure n. & adj.

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(a) Great fright; terror; (b) pain, suffering; (c) terrifying action, event, or thing; (d) as adj.: terrifying, frightening, horrible.

44. halven-dēl(e n., adj., and adv.

Additional spellings: halvendel, halven-dele, halvendele
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As noun: (a) a half portion of anything; (b) an arithmetical half; (c) bi the halven-del, to the extent of one half; ?by a great deal, considerably; in halven-del, in half, into two equal parts; to

45. hard-hert adj. & n.

Additional spellings: hardhert
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(a) Hard-hearted; (b) as noun: a hard-hearted person.

46. hēthen adj. & n.

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(a) As adj.: not Christian or Jewish; pagan, heathen; hethen lei, pagan lands or people, heathendom; hethen lond; (b) hethen man, one who is not a Christian or a Jew; (c) as noun: = hethen man; --…

47. hundfōld adj., adv., n.

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(a) As adj.: hundfold mede, a hundredfold reward; (b) as adv.: hundfold more, one hundred times as great; (c) as noun: bi hundfold, by a hundred times, a hundred times as much.

48. hundredfōld adj., adv., n.

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(a) As adj.: hundredfold mede (fruit, reward), a reward one hundred times as great as the service or sacrifice, a hundredfold reward; hundredfold fruit to virginite, the hundredfold reward for…

49. ileued adj. & n.

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Lay; as noun: the laity.

50. inmōst n., adj., & adv.

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(a) As noun: the inmost part, depth, deepest part; (b) as adj.: inmost, deepest, intimate; also, inner; (c) as adv.: within, inwardly.

51. ithurst n. or adj.

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?Thirst, ?thirsty.

52. iwis adv. & adj. & n.

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As adv.: (a) surely, certainly, indeed, in fact; (b) in phrases: ful iwis, wel iwis, very certainly; ye (yis) iwis, ye ful iwis, yes certainly; nai (no) iwis, certainly not.

53. Jūdẹ̄ish adj. & n.

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(a) Jewish; Judeish folk (thede), the Jewish people; (b) as noun: a Jew.

54. maid(e n. & adj.

Additional spellings: maide
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(a) An unmarried woman, usually young; wif or (nor) maid, wif other maid, maid or wif, maid widwe or wif, wif ne maid ne widwe; (b) a woman, as distinguished from a man; (c) a girl, a young girl; maid

55. manī adj. & n.

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Indefinitely numerous, innumerable, great in number, many: (a) preceding an inflected or uninflected plural noun, a collective noun, or an adj. used as a noun; (b) following the noun; (c) as pred…

56. meið n. as adj.

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Of a maiden, maidenly.

57. mid-dai n., adj., & adv.

Additional spellings: middai
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(a) The middle of the day, the period around noon; devel of mid-dai, devil who is abroad in the middle of the day; in the time of mid-dai, in the middle of the day; in morwe and mid-dai and even-tide

58. mid-mē̆st(e adj. & n.

Additional spellings: middemast, mid-meste, midmeste
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(a) Middle as to position in space; also, as noun: the middle one; (b) intermediate as to age; also, as noun; (c) the middle one as to quality or merit.

59. mid-ward n.(1), adj., & adv.

Additional spellings: midward
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(a) The middle of a thing, center spatially; the middle of a book; the middle portion of a river's course; bi the mid-ward, at the middle of the body, at the waist; (b) aboven mid-ward of, in (into)

60. milthe n. & adj.

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(a) Mercy, kindness; (b) as adj.: merciful, kind.

61. mōst adj. (superlative) & n.

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(a) Largest in size, highest, most extensive; very large [quot.: (a1382)]; ?tallest [quot.: c1380]; most finger, biggest or longest finger; (b) greatest in number or quantity; the majority of (sth.)…

62. north-ēst n., adj., & adv.

Additional spellings: northest
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(a) The point or direction which lies midway between north and east; the northeastern part of the sky or horizon; on north-est, in the northeast; (b) the northeast wind; (c) as adj.: northeast…

63. north-west n., adj., & adv.

Additional spellings: northwest
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(a) The point or direction which lies midway between north and west; at north-west, from the northwest; bi (in, on) north-west, to the northwest; in north-west, in the northwestern part of the sky…

64. orne adj.(1) & n.

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(a) Dainty, squeamish; orne of drinch (drink, mete), fastidious with regard to drink (food); (b) as noun: affliction, distress, pain; bicomen in orne, to come to be in misery.

65. ǒvemest adj. & n.

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(a) Uppermost, topmost, highest; fig. victorious in battle; ovemest lippe, the upper lip; (b) as noun or quasi-noun: the top, the highest point, the uppermost part; the highest heaven, highest line of…

66. scul-eiȝede n. or adj.

Additional spellings: sculeiȝede
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?A squint-eyed person; ?squint-eyed.

67. self adj., n., & pron.

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(a) Intensifying a previous noun or pron.: himself, itself, etc.; -- postpositive with noun but separated from the pron. it modifies; (b) god (crist, oure lord, etc.) self, god al-mighti self; (c) ich

68. unnīthing adj. or n.

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(a) ?Generous, open-handed; ?a generous man; (b) as surname.