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1. almes(se n.

Additional spellings: almesse
144 quotations in 7 senses
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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…

2. augard n. & adj.

5 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Forwardness, arrogance, pride; (b) adj. proud, excellent; exceeding.

3. bagge n.(1)

74 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A bag or sack, with or without its contents; traveling bag, wallet, satchel, pouch; bagge portatif; undo the bagge; (b) a bag as a unit of measure.

4. bannen v.

50 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To summon (troops) by proclamation; assemble (a fighting force); bannen out; (b) to assemble (a fleet) for an attack; (c) to gather (arms), make ready; to man or make ready (a castle).

5. blō adj.

61 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Of the body: dark, discolored, black-and-blue, livid; fig. livid with anger; blo stroke, a bruise; (b) as blo as (eni) led, as livid as lead; blak and blo, blo and wan, black-and-blue, livid; blo

6. bō̆rd n.

285 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) A board, a plank; stif as ani bord, stiff as a board; Estlond bord, board imported from Norway or the Baltic countries; oken (okes) bord, an oak board; wainscot bord; (b) coll. lumber, timber…

7. brinie n.

37 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A coat of mail; corselet, cuirass, hauberk; brouden brinie; -- also pl. for sg.; (b) brinie hod, a coif of mail.

8. carre n.

33 quotations in 3 senses
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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…

9. dring n.

2 quotations in 1 sense
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Naut. Some kind of sling arrangement needed for the yards.

10. fīle n.(2)

14 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A worthless person, a base fellow; a wretch or rascal; (b) a worthless woman, a wench.

11. gab(be n.

Additional spellings: gabbe
15 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Falsehood, deceit; idle talk; (b) withouten (bithouten) gab, without deception or idle talk, truly, assuredly; nist gab, nor is it a lie, truly; (c) a gibe, taunt; (d) as surname.

12. gabben v.

49 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) To lie, tell lies, practice deceit; gabben on (upon, of), tell lies about (sb. or sth.); (b) to lie to (sb.); deceive; trick (sb.); gabben of, deceive (sb.) about (sth.);(c) ?to report (sth.)…

13. gāble n.(1)

30 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A gable of a building; also, a façade; (b) gable ende, gable wal, gable wough, the end wall surmounted by a gable, gable end; gable forke, a gable; gable windou, a window in a gable; (c) in place…

14. gein n.

18 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Advantage, benefit; help, remedy; don gein, to benefit (sb.), do (sb.) good; ther is no gein, there is no help, nothing can be done; (b) worth, value or usefulness in battle; (c) reward, profit…

15. interj.

12 quotations in 1 sense
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An exclamation expressing interest, surprise, distress, indignation, shock, etc. [See also hum interj.]

16. hasp(e n.

Additional spellings: haspe
41 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A fastening for a door, gate, chest, etc.; a hasp; up bi the hasp, unfastened, unlatched; barre and hasp, stapel and hasp; (b) a fastening for a garment or a helmet; ?a buckle, ?a lace; (c) a hank…

17. interj.

30 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Stop, hold; nou ho, ho ther; (b) crien (seien) ho, to cease; put a stop to an action.

18. hough n.(1)

49 quotations in 2 senses
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A promontory, cliff; mountain or high hill with steep sides; bi hilles and houes, in hurstes and houes, over hil and hough, over hill and mountain, everywhere.

19. 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…

20. 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…

21. Īrish n.

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(a) The Irish people; Irish soldiers or army; wilde Irish; (b) the Irish language; (c) ?Irish linen; (d) as surname [some examples may be OF irais, wrathful, bad-tempered].

22. lai n.(1)

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(a) A lake, pond; large pool; (b) lai fen (mire), bog, swamp; also fig.; lai fish, fish from, or living in, a lake or pond; lai water, water from a pond or lake; (c) in surnames and place names [see…

23. lāk(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: lake
122 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) An expanse of water, a lake; also as surname; bi lond and lak, everywhere; the Flood [quot.: Cleanness 438]; (b) a pond, pool; cistern, reservoir; small artificial pool or basin; (c) in proverb.

24. lō̆ng adj.(1)

345 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) Of space, distance: long, extensive, far-reaching; also fig. large, great; (b) of height or stature: tall, high; in epithets: long wille, leofwine long; (c) longer than wide, elongated; long

25. mark(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: marke
222 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) The boundary or limit of a field, mountain, forest, etc.; a border between countries or regions; the shore or bank of a sea or river; mark wei [OE mearc-weg], a road that serves as a boundary…

26. mark(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: marke
60 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A measure of weight equivalent to 8 ounces; (b) mark pound, a measure of weight equivalent to 1/16 of a lispound.

27. market n.(1)

103 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A periodical public assembly for buying or selling; also, an occasion of such a gathering; beten market, to linger or hang about at a market; crien a market, announce the holding of a market…

28. messen v.(1)

6 quotations in 1 sense
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To celebrate mass; ppl. imassed, of mass: celebrated or sung; -- impers.

29. 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…

30. mis- pref.

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A prefix with a wide range of pejorative meanings: evil(ly, sinful(ly, wicked(ly, false(ly, unjust(ly, illegal(ly, bad(ly, harmful(ly, painful(ly, wrong(ly, incorrect(ly, mistaken(ly, unwise(ly…

31. Nor-wei(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: Norwei, Nor-weie, Norweie
19 quotations in 1 sense
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Norway; Nor-wei coste, the Norwegian coast; Nor-wei man, a Norwegian.

32. picchen v.

219 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To thrust (sth.), drive (a stake); picchen in (o, to, into), stick, thrust, or drive (sth.) into (sth.); surround (a wood) with a palisade [quot.: a1450, 1st]; (b) to pierce (sb. or sth.), stab…

33. pī̆k(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: pike
124 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) A spike; a pointed tip or spike on a staff, pole, weapon, instrument of torture, etc.; a spike affixed to a door or wall; also, a spike used to tear or wound someone; also fig.; → of iren, an iron…

34. pī̆ken v.(1)

195 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…

35. pōke n.

37 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A sack, pouch, bag [in some quots. perhaps a measure of quantity, but see quot.: a1500]; pissinge poke, provande poke, sond poke [see pissinge, provende, sond]; (b) a full, elongated type of…

36. prīd(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: pride
250 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) Unreasonable self-esteem, pride; desire to exceed one's proper station; also, the sin of pride (shading into 1c.); prid of herte; (b) love of praise, vanity; (c) prideful bearing or behavior…

37. primseinen v.

6 quotations in 1 sense
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To mark (sb.) with the sign of the cross prior to baptism.

38. rī̆che adj.

383 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) Of persons: rich, wealthy, prosperous; also, having sufficient wealth; for richere for poverer, whether richer or poorer; on riche reue, in a wealthy condition, among wealthy people; (b) riche of

39. rō̆-mōngǒur n.

Additional spellings: romongour
8 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A dealer; ro-mongour of hors, a horse trader; (b) in surnames.

40. rouel n.(1)

10 quotations in 1 sense
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Walrus ivory; rouel bon; ?also, in surname.

41. sak n.

150 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) A sack, bag; also fig.; sak and ston, completely; (b) a sack for grain or flour; (c) a sack for money or valuables; also, a purse; (d) cook. a sack or bag used in kneading dough; pl. a culinary…

42. sā̆l(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: sale
29 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) The main hall of a palace, castle, or mansion; also, a heavenly hall; in sal; (b) the persons present in the hall; (c) a room, chamber; a dwelling; (d) a tent; (e) used fig.; (f) ?a set of…

43. scavel n.

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(a) A strong, narrow-bladed spade; also fig.; (b) in surname.

44. Scot n.(1)

101 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) An inhabitant of Scotland; a native Scot; a Scottish soldier; -- sometimes used anachronistically; (b) in cpds. & combs.: Scot lede, Scotland; the Scots; Scot riveling, a derogatory nickname for a…

45. scot n.(2)

49 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Payment for provision of food or drink at a social gathering, at a tavern, or to one's host or benefactor; one's share of such payment; paien scot; yeven scot, to contribute to a common feast; (b)…

46. scrip(pe n.

Additional spellings: scrippe
27 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A bag or satchel; a pilgrim's wallet; also fig.; (b) scrip and (ne) burdoun, burdoun and (ne) scrip; (c) as surname.

47. scrou(e n.

Additional spellings: scroue
32 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A scroll; a piece of parchment or paper on which to write; a bill, document; (b) a strip of parchment in a phylactery; (c) a scrap or strip of parchment or paper; (d) a strip of hide used in…

48. scurnen v.

20 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To be frightened, shrink, quail; hesitate (to do sth.), shrink from (doing sth.); (b) scurnen for, to be frightened on account of (sth.); scurnen of, be afraid of (sb.); scurnen with, be…

49. shǒut(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: shoute
17 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A flat-bottomed boat, barge; (b) shout man, the master of a shoute; also, a sailor on a shoute; also as surname.

50. 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

51. snak n.

4 quotations in 1 sense
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A ship of some kind, esp. a light, fast ship.

52. soume n.

5 quotations in 1 sense
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?A plough trace, often of iron.

53. sǒund(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: sounde
25 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A body of water; also, a channel; ?also, a device used for measuring the depth of water [quot. ?c1475, 1st]; (b) swimming; also, the ability to swim; on sound, engaged in swimming; (c) the…

54. sparre n.

45 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A piece of timber used in building; a rafter, beam; a board; -- also coll.; firre sparre; hilinge of sparres, a roof; joininge of sparres, a roof or building; maister sparre, a main beam or…

55. stampen v.

33 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To pound or mash an ingredient; pound (sth.), beat; crush (sth.), mash; also fig. [last quot.]; -- also without obj. [quot.: ?a1500]; stamp (ingredients in a mortar), bray; ppl. stamped, pounded…

56. steinen v.

63 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To impart color; also fig.; steining wateres, dyes; (b) to color (sth.), dye (fabric, clothing, etc.); ppl. steined, dyed, colored; also fig.; (c) to discolor (sth.); -- also without obj. [1st…

57. tater n.

4 quotations in 1 sense
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Pl. (a) Torn or ragged strips of material hanging from a garment; projecting strips or points of a slashed garment; ragged clothing [1st quot.]; (b) jagged appendages on a dragon's tail.

58. til n.(1)

7 quotations in 1 sense
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A cut of meat, smaller than a quarter of the carcass;—also coll.; also, a portion of a fish.

59. timber n.(2)

9 quotations in 1 sense
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A specific quantity of furs, usu. a bundle of forty skins.

60. warnen v.

207 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) To give notice of some existing circumstance or a past or coincident event, make something known (b) to inform (sb., sb. of sth.), notify, advise; (c) to announce (sth. to sb.), proclaim,…

61. welcǒmen v.(2)

6 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To be welcome;—also refl.; (b) ppl. welcomen, gladly received, welcome; also, opportunely arrived.

62. 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

63. windas n.

21 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) An apparatus for hoisting or hauling, a windlass, winch; windas rolle, some part of a windlass, ?a pulley; windas stok, a post for mounting a windlass, a windlass bitt; water windas, a windlass…

64. wīn(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: wine
138 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) An alcoholic drink, usu. made from crushed whole grapes or from grape juice; also fig. and in fig. context; couchen win, to place a stock of wine in storage; fillen the win, give (sb.) the wine…