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1. hitten v.

83 quotations in 4 senses
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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…

2. laue n.

513 quotations in 14 senses
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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…

3. sẹ̄l(e adj.

Additional spellings: sele
33 quotations in 1 sense
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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…

4. shau(e n.

Additional spellings: shaue
51 quotations in 1 sense
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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…

5. skēr(e adj.

Additional spellings: skere
40 quotations in 1 sense
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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

6. slēuīe n.

1 quotation in 1 sense
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Languor, heaviness, weariness.

7. snēsen v.(1)

1 quotation in 1 sense
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To stab (sb.), run through with a sword; -- also without obj.

8. swein n.

70 quotations in 1 sense
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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…

9. thach(e n.

Additional spellings: thache
87 quotations in 1 sense
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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…

10. 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…

11. tō̆nge n.(1)

62 quotations in 3 senses
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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

12. trithing n.

22 quotations in 1 sense
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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

13. wā̆pen-tā̆ke n.

Additional spellings: wapentake
31 quotations in 4 senses
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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.

14. witter adj.

22 quotations in 2 senses
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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…