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1. a- pref.(1), in verbs

4 quotations in 4 senses
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In verbs inherited from OE:(a) From OE ā-: a-biden, a-breken, a-fallen, a-reren, a-risen, a-senden, a-waken, a-winnen, and many others. (b) From OE on-: a-biden (also an-biden), ppl. a-knoue(n (also…

2. after- pref.

70 quotations in 2 senses
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Verbal cpds.: (a) after- bending, the second bending, a bending back (of a bow); prob., the shaping process which gives the ends a curvature the reverse of that at the center; after- berende, bearing…

3. arblast, -blastē̆r n.

Additional spellings: arblaster
35 quotations in 3 senses
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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. aunǧel n.

155 quotations in 9 senses
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One of the celestial servants of God, an angel.

5. autē̆r n.

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(a) The altar of a church; also, the altar placed before the shrine or image of a saint; (b) heigh auter, chef auter, the high altar, the altar on which the Eucharist is offered; sacrement of the

6. bidel n.

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One who makes announcements or carries messages and performs other services on the authority of a lord, court, guild, etc.; herald, town crier, summoner; bidel hod, a beadle's hood; bidel land (a…

7. Britaine n.

29 quotations in 2 senses
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The island on which England, Cornwall, Wales, and Scotland are (or were) situated, or those parts of the island held by Celts after the Anglo-Saxon conquest; also, specif., Wales, Cornwall; Britaine

8. bush n.(1)

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(a) A woods, grove; thicket, underbrush; bank and bush, hill and (wooded) dale; under the bush, in (the shelter of) the woods; (b) rank growth.

9. calle n.

38 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A net for the hair, a kind of headdress; (b) comeli under calle, beautiful in one's headdress; uncomeli under calle; maken (sb.) a houve aboven a calle, to make a fool of (sb.); (c) ?a hood, ?a…

10. chā̆vel n.

38 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A jaw; nethere (over) chavel, lower (upper) jaw; (b) chavel bon, jawbone, jaw; (c) the toothed jaw-like front (of a reaper).

11. fleil n.

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(a) Instrument used for threshing grain, a flail; (b) cap of a fleil, fleil cap, one of the bands of wood or leather (fastened about the end of the flail staff or the end of the swingle) through which…

12. flōte n.(1)

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(a) A fleet of ships, esp. of warships; (b) company, troop; army; (c) herd of animals; (d) ?a set (of fishing nets).

13. fǒulen v.(1)

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(a) To make (something) dirty, to soil, to pollute; (b) to be or become filthy; (c) to void excrement.

14. hauberk n.

41 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A coat of mail; also, plate armor or a coat of mail reinforced with plates; -- sometimes used interchangeably with habergeoun; (b) chain mail worn over a hair shirt as a form of penance; (c) fig.

15. hurten v.

121 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To injure (sb., a part of the body), wound, hurt; afflict (sb.) with disease [quot.: WB(1), Pecock]; of hunger: to pain (sb.); ben hurt, be wounded or injured; -- also intr.; (b) to receive an…

16. in prep.

1422 quotations in 30 senses
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(a) Inside (a solid object); immersed, or partly immersed, in (a fluid substance); enclosed in (fire, the air, etc.); (b) into (a solid, liquid, etc.); (c) in or into the surface of (sth.), pierced or…

17. isomnen v.

13 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To invite (sb.); (b) to call (sb.) into the presence of another, summon; order (sb.) to appear; also, order (sb. to come to a specific place); (c) law to cite (sb.) to appear before a court or…

18. maskel n.

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(a) Spot, mark; blemish; (b) pl. the strands or cords of a net; also, the openings between the strands or cords of a net; (c) gise of maskel, ?lozenge shaped.

19. 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…

20. mǒrne adj.

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Mournful, sorrowful; grievous.

21. neighebor n.

83 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) One who dwells nearby, a neighbor; a fellow citizen; an inhabitant of a nearby town or country; (b) of a country, part of the body, a bee: a neighbor (to another country, another bodily part…

22. on- pref.(1)

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A derivational prefix appearing in all parts of speech except pronouns, but most frequently in verbs. It is found in words descended from OE: (verbs) onblowen, onbrirden, onhauien, onheven [see…

23. pī̆ken v.(1)

196 quotations in 10 senses
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To work with a pick or other digging implement; --also refl.; dig (sth.); break up (land, a field); dig up (weeds); piken awei, dig up (weeds); undermine (a foundation); piken oute, dig out (stones…

24. prǒud adj.

228 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) Guilty of the sin of Pride; haughty, arrogant; also, obstinate, rebellious; (b) proudest of pride, supremely proud; proud as lucifer; proud herte, proud heart; -- also as surname or epithet; maken

25. psalmen v.

8 quotations in 1 sense
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To sing Psalms or songs, sing praise (to God) in Psalms; praise (sth.) with Psalms; psalmed writes, writings composed as Psalms, the Psalter.

26. ridelen v.(1)

5 quotations in 1 sense
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To sift (grain); also, fig. test (sb.); -- also without obj.; spread (ashes) by means of sifting; -- used without obj.; ridelen oute of, separate (sb.) from (God's chosen).

27. riveling n.

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(a) A rawhide shoe or boot; (b) as a derogatory nickname for a Scot.

28. rō̆stelen v.

3 quotations in 1 sense
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To scorch, singe.

29. senāt(e n.

Additional spellings: senate
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(a) The ancient Roman senate; also, the members of the senate; (b) the ruling council of the Jews; (c) the governing body of a city.

30. sinder n.

31 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Waste from metal combusted in a furnace, slag; also fig. [quot.: a1500(1413)]; a piece of slag; ?also, crushed slag [quot.: 1440 PParv.]; (b) rust.

31. Sirī̆en adj.

10 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Of or from Syria, Syrian; (b) as noun: an inhabitant of Syria, a Syrian.

32. slingen v.

41 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) To throw (sb. or sth., esp. into a place or in a specified direction), hurl, fling; also, fell (an adversary) in battle; also, raze (a city); slingen abouten, swing (sb.) around; slingen doun

33. sōlen v.

3 quotations in 1 sense
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To become dirty or soiled; ppl. solied, made dirty, soiled; also, defiled or polluted (with sin).

34. somnen v.

105 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To urge (sb. to do sth.), invite, call upon; order (sb. to do sth.); -- also with that clause; ben somned, be called upon (to do sth.), be obliged; ben somned to, be invited to (a feast); (b) ?to…

35. spenden v.

228 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) To spend money, expend wealth; also fig.; (b) to spend (money, an amount or a specified sum of money), pay out, disburse; pay (expenses); expend (wealth, treasure, etc.); also fig.; also, spend…

36. stampe n.(2)

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Some kind of tool.

37. thā̆n def. art. & adj.(1)

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Referring to a specific member of a class and used anaphorically, pointing to a person or thing previously mentioned: the, that, this: (a) with noun; (b) with noun, now further specified by an adj., a…

38. thane def. art. & adj.

199 quotations in 5 senses
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Referring to a specific member of a class and used anaphorically, pointing to a person or thing previously mentioned: the, that, this: (a) with noun; also with noun used as indirect obj. [1st quot.]…

39. thā̆re def. art. & adj.(2)

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Referring to a specific member of a class and used anaphorically, pointing to a person or thing previously mentioned: the, that: (a) with noun; (b) with noun, now further specified by an adj., a rel…

40. thas def. art. & adj.

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Referring to a specific member of a class and used anaphorically, pointing to a person or thing previously mentioned: the, that, this: (a) with noun; thas weies (aweies), in this manner; (b) with…

41. thẹ̄̆ def. art.

963 quotations in 13 senses
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Referring to a specific member of a class and used anaphorically, pointing to a person or thing previously mentioned: the, this, that; with plural: the, these, those: (a) with noun; also with adj. as…

42. therne adj.

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With noun, referring to a specific member of a class and used anaphorically, pointing to a previously mentioned thing: this; also pointing to a thing not previously mentioned but understood from the…

43. tīme n.(2)

847 quotations in 22 senses
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(a) Temporal duration; the duration of the world;—also pl.; worldes time; fulnesse (ful-filling, plente) of time, the full measure of time, appointed time; thinges of time, temporal things; under the

44. tī̆tlen v.

23 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To write (sth.) down, record, chronicle; list (sth.); also, inscribe (a symbol, name, etc.); also, with adv.: titlen in [quot. c1450(?a1400)]; ppl. titled as adj.: inscribed [quot. c1400]; (b) to…

45. trailen v.(1)

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(a) To hang down loosely, hang low so as to be dragged along the ground; also, of a horse: trail (its guts); trailen doun (adoun); trailen abouten, of a dragon's tail: ?hang looped around (a ball)…

46. treu(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: treue
107 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) A pledge to cease hostilities for a lengthy or an indefinite period of time, usu. as a preliminary to further negotiation or the formal establishment of a peace; also, the peace established…

47. tuft n.

17 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A bunch or gathering of hairs, feathers, twigs, etc. attached at the base, a clump; tuft of roddes (twigges), a stand of young shoots, an osier bed; (b) an ornamental tassel or knob; a crest on a…

48. wāren v.(1)

77 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To be mindful, be aware; waren of, be knowledgeable concerning (sth.), be skilled in; ware him his fal is nexte his honde, let him be mindful his fall is at hand (b) to be mindful of (sth.),…

49. welcǒm(e adj.

Additional spellings: welcome
80 quotations in 6 senses
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Used predicatively of persons: (a) well-met; pleasing as a visitor, companion, or resident, welcome;—used to characterize someone whom one is glad to see or receive [occas. difficult to distinguish…

50. welle-cresse n.

Additional spellings: wellecresse
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(a) The plant watercress (Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum); also, the plant fenugreek;—prob. the European Trigonella foenum-graecum, but possibly its British relative, Trifolium ornithopodioides (b)…

51. werle n.

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Some sort of covering or adornment for the head, prob. a circlet; ?a garland.

52. wīle n.(1)

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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