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1. ab n.

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In weaving: the woof.

2. abbodesse n.

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Abbess.

3. abbod-rīc(h)e n.

Additional spellings: abbodriche, abbod-rice, abbodrice
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The office, estate, or jurisdiction of an abbot or abbess; an abbacy.

4. abbot n.

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

5. abēre n.

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Gesture, sign.

6. abōd n.

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(a) The act of waiting, delay; abod of, waiting for, awaiting; (b) non abod, no delay, no hesitation; withouten (buten) abod, without delay, immediately; no leng abod, no longer delay.

7. āche n.(1)

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Pain, esp. continuous or deep-seated pain; aching, suffering; ache of hed, headache; toth ake; aches of love, the woes of love.

8. ācumendlīce adj. (plural) as n.

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Possible things or events; what can exist or occur.

9. ād n.

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A funeral pyre.

10. adeleth n.

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Excrement.

11. adese n.

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An adz.

12. ā̆dle n.

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Illness, ailment; yelow adle, jaundice.

13. ā̆dliʒende ppl. as n.

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One who is ailing or suffering.

14. adrīven n.

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To drive (sb.) away, banish; remove (an ailment); ppl. cast (ashore).

15. ǣ n.

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River, stream.

16. ǣblǣ̆cnisse n.

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Discoloration, darkening.

17. æʒ-moran n.

Additional spellings: æʒmoran
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?Eye nerves; ?eye socket.

18. ǣ-hīwnys n.

Additional spellings: æhiwnys
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Discoloration, pallor.

19. æsc-þrote, -vyrt n.

Additional spellings: æscþrote, æsc-vyrt, æscvyrt
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A medicinal plant of the vervain family.

20. æðelferthing-wyrt n.

Additional spellings: æðelferthingwyrt
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A medicinal plant, prob. Agrimonia eupatoria.

21. ǣð-mọ̄den n. (plural)

Additional spellings: æðmoden
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(a) Kindness, mercy; (b) humility.

22. ǣwyrdla n.

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Injury.

23. āʒen-slaʒa n.

Additional spellings: aʒenslaʒa
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A self-slayer, a suicide.

24. akennednesse n.

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Birth or incarnation (of Christ); gastlic akennednesse, spiritual rebirth.

25. āker n.(1)

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(a) A piece of arable land, a field; acre-lond, arable land, a field; (b) in proverbs; (c) in names.

26. aker-man n.

Additional spellings: akerman
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(a) Husbandman, plowman; tenant of a manor: acremanne land, arable land held by such a tenant, specif. half a virgate; (b) as a name.

27. ā̆korn n.

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(a) An acorn; akorns of okes; cup of an akorn; (b) mast, such as acorns and nuts.

28. al n.

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(a) A tool or instrument with a sharp point; (b) a shoemaker's awl; (c) a spike (on armor); (d) a quill (of a hedgehog or porcupine); an awn.

29. 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)…

30. alder n.(1)

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(a) Alder (Alnus glutinosa); alder tre; (b) alder kerre, alder kyr, alder was, alder swamp; alder shawe, alder thicket.

31. alder n.(2)

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A leader; prince, chieftain, elder; hundredes alder, centurion.

32. alderdōm n.

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Eminence, authority.

33. alder-man n.

Additional spellings: alderman
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(a) An ealdorman of Saxon England; (b) a civil, military, or religious leader or dignitary; prince, chieftain, magistrate, elder; (c) one of the elders of the Heavenly City as described in the…

34. āle n.

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(a) Beer (brewed without hops), ale; bred and ale, wine and ale. [Ale was the usual drink taken at meals and served at social gatherings, harvests, etc., and to workmen. Until the introd. of hops from…

35. alẹ̄sednesse n.

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Salvation.

36. alẹ̄snesse n.

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Redemption.

37. ā̆l-gē̆r n.

Additional spellings: alger
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Eel spear, fish spear.

38. almes-dēde n.

Additional spellings: almesdede
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(a) Benevolent or charitable action, deeds of mercy, works of charity; alms-giving; the performing of charitable deeds as a means of making satisfaction for sin or of earning 'merit'; don almes-dede

39. almes(se n.

Additional spellings: almesse
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(a) Anything given to relieve those in poverty or distress, any charitable gift or offering, alms; an allotment of alms; eten almes, be dependent on alms; gan on almes, liven bi, of almes, live on…

40. almes(se-man n.

Additional spellings: almesman, almesse-man, almesseman
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(a) An almsman, one who receives or lives on alms; a beadsman, an almsman endowed to pray for the soul of his benefactor; a poor man, a beggar; also fig.; (b) an official distributor of alms, an…

41. 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…

42. alōe(s n.

Additional spellings: aloes
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Aloe: (a) the tree; (b) the juice or resin of the tree, aloes; (c) med. the drug aloes; aloe caballinum (cicotrine, epatik).

43. alþeodene n. (genitive plural)

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Of foreign nations.

44. alþeodī adj. & n.

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Alien; a stranger.

45. alwealdend n. & ppl.

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Ruler of all, the Omnipotent; almighty.

46. al-wight n.

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An uncanny creature.

47. amboht n.

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Handmaid, bondwoman.

48. ambre n.

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A bucket; also, a liquid measure.

49. ampre n.

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Fig. An affliction.

50. ampte n.

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(a) An ant; (b) ampte eiren, the pupae of ants; ampte hil, ant hill; empt hors [cp. OE æmetan hors, O. Cockayne, Leechdoms 2.42], the pupae of ants.

51. ampulle n.

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(a) A small flask [of glass or metal]; (b) a small flask of consecrated water or oil [commonly carried by pilgrims returning from a shrine]; ampulla.

52. anclẹ̄ n.

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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…

53. ancre n.

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(a) A Christian (man or woman) who, secluding himself from the world, devotes himself entirely to the service of God and to the exemplification of Christian ideals (humility, kindness, chastity…

54. andetnes(se n.

Additional spellings: andetnesse
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(a) Confession of sins; (b) profession (of faith, etc.).

55. andʒitlēast n.

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Lack of understanding.

56. andrunkenleik n.

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Intoxication.

57. andseche n.

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Denial, abjuration.

58. andsēte adj. & n.

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

59. andweardnes n.

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The state of being present or in existence; on andweardnes, in the present; on his andweardnes, during his [i.e. Christ's] existence on earth.

60. andweorc n.

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Material; matter.

61. 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.

62. angel n.

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(a) Fish-hook; (b) angel hok, fish-hook; angel rod, fishing rod.

63. angel-twacche n.

Additional spellings: angeltwacche
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Earthworm.

64. angin n.

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(a) Of a period of time: the beginning; (b) the onset (of a disease); (c) activity, behavior.

65. Angle n.(1)

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Anglia (the continental homeland of the Angles).

66. ang-nail n.

Additional spellings: angnail
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A corn; ?also, a whitlow.

67. angrom, -grum n.

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Tribulation.

68. anilīke n.

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Likeness, image.

69. anker n.

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(a) A ship's anchor; casten, laien, senden out anker; drauen up, halen, highen, pullen up, taken up, weien (up) anker; riden at, bi, on anker; (b) a weight; (c) a fastening device, a mooring.

70. anlē̆t n.

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

71. anlīch(e adj. (& n.)

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

72. anlīcnesse n.

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The state of being alike in certain respects, as in appearance, shape, kind, character, nature; form, kind, nature; to his anlicnesse, in his image.

73. annxumnesse n.

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Anxiety, distress.

74. ānrēdnesse n.

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(a) Singlemindedness, resoluteness, steadfastness, constancy ; (b) spiritual harmony, community of thought and affection.

75. anrid n.

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A riding horse, a mount.

76. ān-sǣte n.

Additional spellings: ansæte
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A recluse.

77. answēre n.

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A reply to an inquiry or request; maken answere, yeven answere (ayain), to reply, give an explanation; quethen to answere, say in reply; final answere, definite answer or decision.

78. antē̆me n.

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A musical composition based upon a scriptural text, sung in the Church Offices before each psalm and often repeated after the psalm, or after each verse of the psalm [see Karl Young, The Drama of the

79. antimber n.

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Phil. Substance.

80. anvelt n.

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(a) Anvil; (b) anfel-stock, the block or base of an anvil.

81. anwealdnesse n.

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Power.

82. āpe n.

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(a) Any simian known on the Mediterranean during the Middle Ages; monkey or ape; maken apes mou, make a monkey-face, grimace; (b) ape-ward, ape-keeper, i.e. a juggler who keeps a trained monkey for…

83. apelder n.

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(a) Appletree; apelder rinde; (b) in surnames; (c) in place names [see The Place-names of Devon, EPNSoc. 8 & 9 (1931), pp. 102, 166, 364, 547, 626].

84. apostle n.

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One of the Twelve Apostles of Christ; apostles twelve; also, a missionary or evangelist of the early Church, such as St. Paul; apostle of Engelonde; apostle of hethen men.

85. appel, -il, -ul n.

Additional spellings: appil, appul
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(a) Any kind of fruit growing on a tree, shrub, or vine, such as an apple, crab apple, pear, peach, citron, banana, haw, berry, cucumber; also, a nut, a tuber; (b) appel of cedre, citron; appel of

86. appel-trẹ̄ n.

Additional spellings: appeltre
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(a) Appletree; also, fruit tree; swete appel-tre; sour appel-tre; (b) apple wood; a cross of apple wood.

87. arblast, -blastē̆r n.

Additional spellings: arblaster
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(a) A weapon for discharging quarrels, stones, etc., consisting of a bow set crosswise on a shaft; a crossbow, an arbalest; (b) a missile shot from a crossbow; arblast shute.

88. arche-bishop, erche-bishop n.

Additional spellings: archebishop, erche-bishop, erchebishop
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(a) An archbishop of the Roman (or Greek) Church; (b) the see of an archbishop.

89. archebishop-rīche, erchebishop- n.

Additional spellings: archebishopriche, erchebishopriche
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The province, jurisdiction, office, or seat of an archbishop.

90. arche-dēken, erche-dekēn n.

Additional spellings: archedeken, erche-deken, erchedeken
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The chief administrative officer of an archbishop or bishop, who presided over the ecclesiastical court of the diocese, had powers of visitation, inducted candidates into benefices, imposed penance…

91. āre dawes n. (plural)

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Only in bi are dawes, in days of yore, long ago.

92. ā̆re-thẹ̄de n.

Additional spellings: arethede
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Only in the phrase in are-thede, among an ancient people, in days of yore.

93. ārfestnes(se n.

Additional spellings: arfestnesse
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Piety; also, kindness.

94. arghnes(se n.

Additional spellings: arghnesse
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(a) Cowardice, timidity; (b) a branch of the deadly sin of sloth: timidity in doing good; (c) weakness, feebleness.

95. arghshipe n.

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Cowardice.

96. arghthe n.

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Cowardice.

97. arist n.

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The rising of the sun; sonne arist, sunrise.

98. ark(e n.

Additional spellings: arke
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(a) A chest or box; a large box or bin for storing meal or grain; a coffer for money or valuables, treasure chest; a coffin; (b) ark keper, a treasurer; ark maker, ark wright, a maker of chests or…

99. arm n.

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The human arm.

100. arrēde n.

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?Advice, counsel; ?prior counsel or planning.