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1. anlē̆t n.

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

2. callen v.

163 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To cry out, call, shout; (b) to cry out (sth.), say (sth.) loudly; (c) callen after, to call for (sb.), summon; callen on (upon), call to (sb.), address, invoke, summon, call on (sb. for payment)…

3. faster-man n.

Additional spellings: fasterman
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A surety or sponsor.

4. flō n.

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(a) An arrow for the long bow; a crossbow bolt; fethered flo, so swithe (blive) as flo, as swift as an arrow; (b) fig. uses: fendes flo, dethes flo, etc.

5. gī̆slen v.

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To give (sb.) as a hostage.

6. grei n.(2)

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(a) A gray fur, prob. the fur from the back of the Eurasian red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris in winter; red (ruskin) grei, the fur of the Eurasian red squirrel in winter; tristi (tresti) grei, ?error…

7. grith n.

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(a) The peace of a nation or society, law and order; fig. the peace resulting from the observation of God's will; breken (fordon) grith, to disturb the peace, break the law; holden (maken, setten)

8. hamelen v.

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(a) To mutilate or maim (sb., a foot); also fig.; (b) to cut short (hose); hamelen in sondre, separate (two parts) by cutting.

9. hā̆m-fāre n.

Additional spellings: hamfare
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Law = hamsokne.

10. hitten v.

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(a) To strike (sb. or sth.); strike a blow; deliver (blows); hitten in, cut into (sb. or sth.); hitten on, beat upon (sb. or sth.); hitten on the hed of the nailes ende, hit the nail on the head…

11. hō̆lm(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: holme
22 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) An island; a peninsula; (b) a meadow on a river bank; (c) a hill; (d) in surnames & place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.258-9, 268].

12. hǒus-carl n.

Additional spellings: houscarl
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(a) A member of the household troops of a Danish king, an armed retainer; (b) as surname.

13. knīf n.

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(a) A knife; a dagger or sheath knife carried or worn on the person; a knife as a weapon [usually distinguished from sword]; also fig.; (b) an instrument for cutting or scraping made of material other…

14. last n.(3)

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(a) A moral defect, a vice, a sin; beden lastes, ?to tempt (sb.) to sin; (b) the quality of sinfulness, wickedness, guilt; (c) grounds for blame, fault, discredit; last finden, to find fault with…

15. laue n.

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(a) A rule or set of rules prescribing or restraining conduct; -- thought of as promulgated by a rational, authoritative, and powerful lawgiver; laue positif, positif laue, laue of setnesse, a…

16. laue-man n.

Additional spellings: laueman
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(a) One of a number of local magistrates administering justice in a borough or town; (b) in surnames.

17. lith n.(3)

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(a) A body of fighting men, army; (b) ?family, household, ?body of persons; -- used of the Trinity; (c) ?aid, assistance; ?var. of leth n. (1).

18. mannen v.

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(a) To garrison (a city, a castle); (b) to man (a boat), provide with a crew; (c) to people (a place), supply with inhabitants.

19. mark(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: marke
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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.

20. market n.(1)

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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…

21. nīthing n.

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(a) A wretch, coward; good-for-nothing; -- also as term of address; nithinges bearde [see bearde]; (b) as term of familiar address: boy, lad, fellow.

22. Norenish adj. & n.

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(a) Norse, Norwegian; (b) as noun: Norwegians.

23. Norrene n.

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(a) Norway; (b) Norwegians; (c) as surname.

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

Additional spellings: Norwei, Nor-weie, Norweie
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Norway; Nor-wei coste, the Norwegian coast; Nor-wei man, a Norwegian.

25. oftāken v.

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(a) To catch up with (sb. or sth.), overtake in pursuit; find (sb.); (b) to get hold of (sb.), apprehend; (c) of night: to come upon (sb.) suddenly; (d) to detect (an error, an offender).

26. orest(e n.

Additional spellings: oreste
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(a) Combat, struggle; (b) law the right of jurisdiction over cases involving trial by combat; (c) by misunderstanding of (b): the liberty of entering woods or lands; (d) by false etymologizing [cp. or

27. plǒugh n.

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(a) A plow; also, a plow with its draft animal(s; --also coll.; (b) gates of the plough, furrows; plough lenge, the length of a plowshare; ?the length of a plow; (c) gon (gangan) at the plough, gon

28. 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…

29. rāven n.

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(a) The raven (Corvus corax); ?also, the rook (Corvus frugilegus); (b) the carrion crow (Corvus corone); (c) raven(es brid, a young raven; raven(es fether; raven(es kinde, a raven's nature; buk-raven

30. rọ̄te n.(4)

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(a) A root of a tree or other plant; the underground stock of a plant from which new shoots or leaves are periodically produced, a rhyzome, tuber; rote ne braunch; dokke rote [see also dokke n.1.(d)]…

31. saughten v.

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(a) To make peace, be conciliated, be reconciled; saughten with, make peace with (sb.), become reconciled with; also, make peace by means of (tools of peace) [1st quot.]; (b) to conciliate (a land)…

32. scōr(e n.

Additional spellings: score
73 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) A crack, crevice; (b) a mark on a tree to be felled; (c) a track, way; holden scor after, to follow (sb.); (d) a limit, boundary; oute of scor, immoderately, unreasonably; also, at all [quot.: HS

33. Scot n.(1)

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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…

34. sẹ̄l(e adj.

Additional spellings: sele
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(a) Good; also, brave; also, sup. as noun: the best men [quot.: Lay.Brut 1162]; (b) good for a purpose; skilled, efficacious, favorable; the selere, better, more favorable; (c) wealthy, prosperous…

35. shau(e n.

Additional spellings: shaue
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(a) A wood or forest; a grove; a thicket; at a shau side, at the edge of a forest; shau of (the) wod, a wodes shau; under (the) shau, beneath the foliage of a wood, in the shade; in thickets; also…

36. shọ̄n v.

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(a) To put shoes on (sb., oneself, a statue); provide (sb.) with shoes; also fig.; cover the feet of (sb. with sth.); also, cover (the feet with sth.); -- used fig.; hosen and shon; (b) ppl. shod

37. shrift n.

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(a) Confession to a priest, auricular confession; also person.; shrift in (o, of, with) mouth; shrift wind, oral confession; soth (sothfast, verrei) shrift; haven shrift on herte, to intend to…

38. sineu n.

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(a) A fibrous cord connecting a muscle to a bone or other bodily part, a tendon; a ligament or other connective tissue; also, a muscle [quot.: ?a1450 Macer]; hole in sineu and veine, completely…

39. skēr(e adj.

Additional spellings: skere
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(a) Blameless, innocent, faultless; of speech: honest, straightforward, sincere; maken quite and sker, to consider (sb.) blameless; prove (oneself) innocent; (b) free (from sin), absolved; sker of

40. slēn v.

449 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) To strike (sth.), beat; pitch (a tent); light (a fire); strike off (a head from the body); beat (metal into a shape) [quot.: c1175(?OE) HRood]; -- used without obj.; slen of, cut off (someone's…

41. slēuīe n.

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Languor, heaviness, weariness.

42. smē̆rels n.

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(a) An ointment or unguent for anointing the body; -- ?also pl.; (b) a medicinal ointment; (c) a cosmetic preparation of some kind.

43. snak n.

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A ship of some kind, esp. a light, fast ship.

44. snēsen v.(1)

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To stab (sb.), run through with a sword; -- also without obj.

45. soul(e n.

Additional spellings: soule
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The spiritual and rational element in man, the Christian soul, understood: (a) to animate and control the body; (b) to have an eternal destiny as a moral agent; also person.; cure of soule(s

46. stemmen v.(1)

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To consider, think; -- also refl.; also, consider how (to do sth.), determine.

47. stoppen v.

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(a) To obstruct (a street, lane, passage, an entrance, etc.) with a physical barrier, block; close (a port), prevent access to; blockade (the sea), close to traffic; block (someone's way); also fig.

48. stọ̄r(e adj.

Additional spellings: store
80 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) Of a person: strong, powerful; violent, cruel; robust, healthy; of an army, a host, etc.: powerful, fierce, cruel; also, as noun: powerful or high-ranking people [quot. c1425]; stor and stark

49. stō̆ven n.

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(a) The trunk or stem of a tree; the stump of a tree; (b) in surname and place names [see Smith PNElem.2.157].

50. swalwe n.

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(a) A bird of the genus Hirundo, esp. the European swallow (Hirundo rustica); also, the swift (Apus apus) [cp. quot. a1398, 2nd]; swalwe dong, swalwes drit, dong (drit) of swalwes, swallow droppings…

51. swein n.

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(a) An attendant upon a knight, a squire; a soldier below the rank of knight; knight(es and swein(es; (b) a retainer, an attendant; a servant; swein lof, bread to be eaten by servants; (c) a man…

52. tāken v.

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(a) To grip, take hold; taken to, clutch at (sb.), hold tight to; also, grasp [transl. of L adprehendere]; (b) to take hold of (sb. or sth.), grasp with the hand(s, grab; pick (sb. or sth.) up, lift…

53. thach(e n.

Additional spellings: thache
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(a) Straw, reeds, or similar material used in covering a roof, thatch; also, such material put to other uses; lode thach; (b) a covering of thatch or of lead, tiles, etc. over a roof; also, a roof…

54. thei pron.

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As anaph. or pers. pron.: (a) the persons referred to, they; (b) used pleonastically or for emphasis; (c) with antecedent in apposition following; (d) as obj. of verb or prep.: them, those; (e) with…

55. thrin num.

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(a) As adj.: three; o (on) thrin wise, upon thrin wises, in three ways; (b) as noun: three persons; in thrin, in three parts, sections, etc.

56. tīding(e n.

Additional spellings: tidinge
172 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) A report of an occurrence or event; a report brought by an official messenger;—also pl.; (b) information gathered for a particular purpose, intelligence;—also pl.; also, a piece of information or…

57. tō̆nge n.(1)

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(a) A double-armed instrument, usually hinged, for manipulating objects too hot or too difficult to hold; a pincers, pliers, pair of tongs;—often pl.; also fig. and in fig. context; fir tonges; paire

58. trithing n.

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(a) An administrative division within the Danelaw comprising one-third of a county, a riding; an administrative division in the Danelaw corresponding in size to three or more hundreds; trithing reve

59. umbe prep.

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(a) With ref. to location or position: around (sth.), about; surrounding (sb. or sth.), encircling; waiten umbe, to look around (oneself) (b) with ref. to time: about (a time, period of time), at…

60. umb(e)- pref.

Additional spellings: umbe-
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A prefix in at least forty-three words, chiefly transitive verbs but including six participles, three gerunds, six nouns, and three adverbs. Over half are either definitely or probably of OE origin…

61. unsaught n.

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Discord, strife, hostility; mid unsaught, hostilely, not peaceably; seien unsaught of, ?to falsely accuse (sb.) so as to cause discord; ?libel (sb.).

62. unsaught(e ppl.

Additional spellings: unsaughte
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(a) Out of accord, at enmity, engaged in strife or disagreement; hostile; also, unreconciled [quot. a1400(c1303) & perh. quot. a1500(c1400)]; of warfare: fierce [last quot.] (b) not satisfied,…

63. wā̆pen-tā̆ke n.

Additional spellings: wapentake
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(a) An administrative division of certain counties, all within the Danelaw, corresponding to the hundred; (b) in names of specific wapentakes.

64. whēte n.

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(a) The plant wheat or any plant of the genus Triticum, esp. T. aestivum or T. sativum; also, a wheat crop; wheat considered as seed (b) the grain of the wheat plant, harvested wheat; grain…

65. Whit-Sǒn-dai n.

Additional spellings: Whit-Sondai
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(a) Eccl. Pentecost, the festival celebrated by the church on the seventh Sunday after Easter in commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples, Whitsunday; also, as adv.: on…

66. witter adj.

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(a) Wise, prudent; knowledgeable; also, cunning, skilled, able [the precise gloss is determined by the context]; witter and wale (ware, wise), wise and witter; witter of eie, observant (b) requiring…

67. wong n.(1)

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(a) A piece or tract of land; a field, plain, meadow, etc.; wong stede [OE wang-stede], a place, locale; corner wong; lond (mede) wong, meadow land (b) ?length; (c) in surnames; (d) in place names…

68. wrobben v.

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To babble on, prattle; wrobben ayenes, voice complaints; also, rail against (God).

69. yarmen v.

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To wail; also, bellow.

70. yēten v.(2)

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(a) To convey (sth. to sb. or an institution) by a grant; bestow (sth. on sb.), confer; accord (sth. to sb.); provide (sth., sth. for sb.); yeten and yeven, yeven and yeten (b) to yield (sth.) up;…