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1. abobbed ppl. as n.

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The game of blind-man's buff [see first quot.]; pleien abobbed; fig. to fool or delude a helpless person.

2. ale-pevere n.

Additional spellings: alepevere
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A garlic sauce, with pepper.

3. 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.

4. archēr, -iēr n.

Additional spellings: archier
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One who is trained in the use of bow and arrow: (a) a soldier armed with a bow or longbow, longbowman, archer; also, crossbowman [quot. 1509]; archers and arblasters, longbowmen and crossbowmen; (b)…

5. arnement n.

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(a) A black coloring matter or pigment; black ink; (b) a pigment used in glass painting; prob., ferric oxide [cp. Knowles in Antiq.50].

6. assẹ̄th n.

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Fulfillment, satisfaction, reparation; maken (don) asseth, give satisfaction: (a) fulfillment of a wish, expectation or requirement; (b) fulfilling of a need; (c) satisfactory answer to a question or…

7. astǒned, astǒuned ppl.

Additional spellings: astouned
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Of persons: stupified, stunned; insensate, unconscious.

8. -aunt suf.

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(a) In many pr.ppls. taken from OF, e.g. abound-a(u)nt, appar-a(u)nt, ard-a(u)nt, arrog-a(u)nt, charge-a(u)nt, ramp-aunt, -and, etc.; (b) in a number of nouns (orig. ppls.) adopted from OF, as…

9. avail(e n.

Additional spellings: availe
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(a) Benefit, advantage, profit; ben avail, to be useful or effective; ben litel avail, to be of little value; (b) of persons: worthiness.

10. availen v.

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(a) To help (sb.), assist; do good to (sb.), benefit, be profitable to; (b) refl. to help oneself, succeed; (c) impers. or with delayed subject: availeth, it availeth, it avails (sb.), it profits, it…

11. avenǧen v.

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(a) Refl. To avenge oneself, take or get revenge; -- often with of phrase; intr. in quot. 1420: (b) ben avenged, to get revenge; -- often with on, upon phrase.

12. ā̆verāǧe n.

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A service owed by the tenant to his feudal superior [orig. consisting of work performed by the tenant with his draft animals].

13. balingēr n.

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(a) A small fast naval vessel; balinger of werre; (b) a sailor on such a vessel.

14. basket n.

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(a) A container made of withes, splints, rushes, etc.; wicker basket, hamper, etc.; (b) a basketful; (c) as a name.

15. bat(e)rī n.

Additional spellings: bateri
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Forged metal ware.

16. bē̆l adj.

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(a) Fair, fine, good, excellent; of a woman: beautiful; bel cher, good company; bel chose, bel chist, female sex organ; bel sone, good son, ?grandson; la bel, the beautiful one; (b) in personal names…

17. bēver n.(2)

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A drink or beverage.

18. ?bin-heie n.

Additional spellings: binheie
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An enclosure, pen.

19. bolās n.

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(a) A wild plum (Prunus insititia), bullace; bolas fruit; bolas tre; (b) see quots.

20. bǒuǧẹ̄ n.(2)

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(a) Sheepskin (as distinct from lambskin), budge, ?trimmed sheepskin; bouge skin; (b) bouge rowe, Furriers' Row; bouge shank, fur from the shank of a sheep.

21. brācēr n.

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(a) The part of a suit of armor protecting the arm; (b) an arm guard or wrist guard used by archers; (c) a bracelet, an armlet.

22. briganders, -ine(s n.

Additional spellings: brigandine, brigandines
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(a) A light body armor, consisting of a front and a back half, worn by foot soldiers (later also by others); pair (of) briganders; (b) briganders maker; briganders nail.

23. bukenāde n.

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Pottage, stew [see quots.].

24. calketrappe n.

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Mil. A device with sharp iron spikes set on the ground to cripple the feet of an advancing enemy; similar device used against trespassers, etc.; fig. a spiritual trap or pitfall.

25. cancellen v.

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(a) To annul or revoke (a charter, patent, etc.), mark (a document) void; also, to have the king revoke (one's patent); (b) to make (an agreement or obligation) null and void; to mark (a document) in…

26. carpentē̆r n.

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(a) A carpenter; carpenteres craft, the occupation of a carpenter; (b) carpenter lof, a loaf allowed a carpenter as part of his pay; (c) member of a guild or company of carpenters; craft of

27. carre n.

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(a) A cart or wagon; often, a small vehicle carrying half as much as a cart; (b) carre bond, the tire of a cart wheel; carre chain, a cart chain; carre clout, an iron plate protecting the axle of a…

28. cā̆se n.(1)

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(a) A box, chest, casket, case; as a case, like a chest, as big as a chest; corporal case, corporas case, a case or container for a corporal cloth; (b) a quiver for arrows; a case for bows or bows and…

29. chaumberlein n.

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(a) One who attends a king or other person of high rank in his private chamber, a personal attendant; chamberlain, valet; (b) an attendant (male or female) of a queen or lady of high rank…

30. ches-treu n.

Additional spellings: chestreu
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Naut. One of two small pieces of timber, perforated to receive the tack of a sail [see quot. 1625 below and quot. 1769 in OD under chesstree].

31. cǒrrectāǧe n.

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The transaction of business by a broker; brokerage.

32. cǒssẹ̄r, cọ̄ssẹ̄r n.

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A dealer; esp., a horse-dealer; -- also as surname.

33. cǒutẹ̄r n.

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A piece of armor to protect the elbow, elbow-piece.

34. crosselet n.(1)

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(a) A small cross; a cruciform reliquary; (b) her. a cross crosslet; (c) crosselet wise, shaped like a cross crosslet.

35. crūet n.

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(a) A small vessel for sacramental wine, holy water, or chrism; (b) a jug, bottle, or bowl (as for water); (c) fig.

36. curlevachẹ̄r n.

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A licensed trader who is not a citizen or a member of a merchant guild.

37. damisēle n.

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An unmarried woman, a maiden or maiden lady, esp. one of noble or good family; also, any young woman or girl.

38. dēmūr adj.

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Quiet, well-mannered, poised, dignified, grave, sedate; of the sea: calm; benigne and demur, kind and gentle; demur of age, mature; also as AF surname.

39. dē̆partūre n.

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(a) Departure, going away; (b) a turning away, abandoning, rejection; (c) law a change of plea, change of argument.

40. depūtẹ̄ n.

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(a) A deputy, a substitute, a subordinate officer; (b) Deputy Lieutenant of Ireland; -- an official title; (c) depute keper, one who serves in place of a keeper; depute lieutenant = (b); depute

41. despẹ̄plen v.

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To make (sth.) public or known; promulgate (a law).

42. deswarrẹ̄ ppl.

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Of a knight: errant.

43. dēterminer n.

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Law A plea or writ for (hearing and) adjudicating a matter in dispute; oyer and determiner.

44. diggen v.

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(a) To dig in or excavate earth with a mattock, spade, or other tool; ?also, dig with the fingers; diggen aboute, diggen under; (b) to dig up or excavate (earth); (c) to dig up (a field, balks) for…

45. dubber n.

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A renovator of old cloth or clothing.

46. eire n.

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In phrases justice in eire, justice of eire, an itinerant judge who rides the circuit to hold court in different counties.

47. emparnour n.

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Law?One who furnishes surety; ?surety, mainprize.

48. enchētes n. (plural)

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The escheated estates or the treasury of a sovereign.

49. endenten v.

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(a) To make notches, dents, or indentations in (something); give (something) a toothed, serrate, or jagged character or appearance; (b) fig. heckle.

50. endeuen v.(1)

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To induct or put (someone into an office, benefice, or condition); to initiate (someone into a branch of learning).

51. endōsen v.

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Law (a) To confirm or approve (a charter, bill, agreement, etc.), [orig. by writing on the back of the document];--also fig.; (b) to approve a reply to (a petition), to grant (a petition) under seal…

52. endǒuen v.

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(a) To provide (someone) with worldly goods, a livelihood, or privileges; to endow (a church, temple, etc.); --often with of, with, or in phrase of the thing given; (b) to grant (a privilege), to…

53. enfamishen v.

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To make (someone) starve or die of hunger;--often pass.

54. enfeffē n.

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One to whom land or other property has been granted; the recipient of a fief; feoffee, grantee.

55. enfraunchīsen, -eisen v.

Additional spellings: enfrauncheisen
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To grant privileges (to a town).

56. entercomū̆nen, -comen(en v.

Additional spellings: entercomen, entercomenen
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(a) To communicate, to confer; (b) to associate, fellowship, or have dealings (with someone); also fig.

57. entermē̆ten v.

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(a) To intervene (in a conflict), to interpose, interfere;--often refl. and with of, in, on, with phrase; (b) to intrude (oneself), encroach (upon something), meddle or interfere (with matters which…

58. envoisen v.(1)

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Hunt. Of hounds: (a) to follow a scent; (b) to follow the wrong scent.

59. es- pref.

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Prefix of verbs and action nouns adopted from OF, e.g. es-cāpen, es-chaunǧen, es-pleiten, es-soinen. It is not formative in ME. as- and a-, the AF variants of this prefix, occur alongside the CF…

60. estāt n.

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(a) State or condition; (b) stature, build, bodily form; (c) of God, the soul, immortal life, etc.: nature, essential character.

61. famishen v.

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(a) To reduce (a person) to extreme hunger or to death by starvation; to starve (b) to cause (a horse) to fast, whet appetite by withholding food.

62. fleirand ppl.

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Smelling, odorous.

63. fō̆rcen v.(2)

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To trim or clip (something); esp., to trim (a fleece, removing the coarser parts).

64. fortelet n.

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A fortified place, a fortress.

65. fǒulis v. (infinitive)

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Tread or trample upon.

66. frank(e)lein, -in, -en n.

Additional spellings: frankelein, franklin, franklen
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(a) A landowner and member of the gentry ranking immediately below the nobility; a freeman, a gentleman; franklein of toun, a free citizen, an owner of property in a town, a burgess; (b) as a personal…

67. frī(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: frie
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(a) Spawn or the young of fish; small fish; -- constr. with sg. or pl. verb; (b) roe.

68. hē̆rber n.(2)

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A collector and/or seller of herbs, an herbalist.

69. hō̆stilē̆r n.

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The guest master or mistress in a religious house; also fig.

70. hǒuntāǧe n.

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Shame, disgrace.

71. īle n.(1)

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(a) An island in the sea, a lake, or a river; (b) an area of high land rising above marsh or fens.

72. indempnitẹ̄ n.

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(a) Security against possible loss; (b) a payment made to compensate for loss of revenue, indemnification.

73. -iǒun suf.

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Derivational suffix usually in nouns from L or OF: accioun, contradiccioun, dominioun, temptacioun, etc.; also in ME formations, often diminutives: conjeccion, merlioun, oinion, carioun (var. of…

74. jaumber n.

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Armor for the leg.

75. jaunī̆s n.

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(a) Jaundice; the jaunis; haven the jaunis, to be jaundiced; (b) yelwe jaunis, yellow jaundice, jaundice; grene jaunis, green-sickness, chlorosis; blak jaunis, ?cancer of the liver.

76. Jeu n.

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(a) A Jew, one of the Jewish race or religion, one following the Mosaic law in biblical or post-biblical times; sarasin or Jeu, Jeu or painime, jeues and sarasines, sarasines and jeues, jeues and

77. jō̆gelerī(e n.

Additional spellings: jogelerie
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(a) Entertainment; music, jesting, pantomime, sleight of hand; ?also, trickery; (b) enchantment, sorcery.

78. jō̆gelǒur n.

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(a) A minstrel, harper, singer; (b) an entertainer (usually itinerant); actor, jester, clown, tumbler, dancer.

79. lā̆bǒurer(e n.

Additional spellings: labourere
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(a) A manual worker; esp. an unskilled laborer, casual laborer; (b) an agricultural worker, plowman, digger, etc.; (c) a female laborer; (d) a member of the laboring class, the lowest social rank…

80. lē̆sarde n.

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(a) A lizard; esp. the stellion;(b) ?a crocodile, ?a serpent; (c) a dagger, dirk; ?also, the point of a weapon, sharp point; (d) her. a representation of a lizard, (?) or of a salamander.

81. lettur n.

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?Milk, ?a special kind of milk.

82. liter(e n.

Additional spellings: litere
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(a) A portable bed carried by man or beasts, a litter; hors liter [see hors n. 8. (f)]; (b) a bed; also, bedding; also fig.; bed liter [see bed n. (1) 1c.].

83. litugures n.

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A magical stone, ligure.

84. luxūriǒus adj.

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(a) Lustful, lecherous; (b) wanton, outrageous.

85. maim(e n.

Additional spellings: maime
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(a) A mutilation, injury, disfigurement; bringen to maim, to amputate (a limb); (b) a maimed person.

86. manē̆r(e n.

Additional spellings: manere
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(a) A kind, sort, variety, or species; a distinct tribe, nation, or race; (b) with appositive noun: a kind of, sort of, etc.

87. marchaundīse n.

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(a) Trading, commerce; also fig.; don (maken, usen) marchaundise, to buy and sell, trade; engage in (one's) business; sathanas marchaundise, sinful traffic, evil dealings; (b) purchasing; maken

88. marchaunt n.

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(a) A wholesale businessman; a factor, broker; a peddler, retailer; a shopkeeper; also fig.; coll. merchants; marchauntes of the staple, the influential businessmen engaged in English export of…

89. Māte-griffǒun n.

Additional spellings: Mategriffoun
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The name of a portable siege tower used by Richard I.

90. memorī(e n.

Additional spellings: memorie
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The faculty of memory; celles of memori [see celle 6.]; hurting in the memori, impairment or loss of (one's) memory; in wills: being in god memori, in god minde and sauf memori, haven gode knouinge

91. mēne n.(3)

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(a) A course of action, method, way; a means of attaining an end; (b) bi mene of, with menes of; bi no (manere of) mene; bi al menes; bi god menes, with great skill; menes and weies; weies and menes

92. mē̆s n.(3)

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(a) A dwelling house with the adjacent outbuildings and grounds; a messuage; also, the house on such an estate; (b) mes place.

93. mẹ̄ven v.

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(a) To move (sb. or sth.), shift; remove (sth.), dislodge; move (sth.) about, shake, disturb; stir (a liquid); apply (sth.); also fig.; meven hat ne hod, remove hat nor hood, uncover the head; meven

94. molaine n.

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?A stud on the bit of a horse's bridle; ?a bridle-rein.

95. octāve(s n. singular & plural

Additional spellings: octaves
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(a) The eighth day following a feast day counting the day itself, an octave; octave dai; (b) the period of eight days beginning with the feast day; (c) ? = (a) or (b); (d) a period of eight days…

96. -ǒur suf.

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A derivational suffix forming agent nouns: auctour, avauntour, gilour, hasardour, malfesour, protectour, saviour, etc.; designations of persons having certain trades, professions, or offices…

97. ǒutraien v.

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(a) To overcome (sb.), conquer, vanquish; destroy (sb.), annihilate; outraied with hethen thede, destroyed by heathens; (b) to harry (sb.), oppress; have (sb.) at a disadvantage; (c) to do offense, do…

98. overcharce adj.

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Of human hair: too sparse or scanty.

99. painim(e n.

Additional spellings: painime
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Heathen lands, heathendom; also, a heathen land [quot.: SMChron.].

100. panāde n.

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A long knife or dagger.