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1. gē̆ten v.(1)

330 quotations in 13 senses
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(a) To acquire (sth.), earn, buy, win, receive, find; ivel geten, ill-gotten; fals geten, got by falsehood; (b) refl.

2. hēlden v.

138 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) To pour (sth.), pour away, spill; heap, pile up; throw out (ashes); helden ful, fill (a dish) full (of blood); helden in with, pour (water) on (sth.); (b) fig. to shed (grace, joy, light, etc.)…

3. helpen v.

263 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To give aid or assistance to (sb. or sth.), be an assistant to (sb.); help (sb. to do sth.), help (sth. be done); helpen aloft (up), help (sb.) up; helpen doun with, help (sb.) get (sth.) down…

4. hẹ̄rd(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: herde
114 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A herdsman; a keeper of cattle, hogs, horses, goats, or any kind of livestock; asse herd, aver herd, calf herd, colt herd, cou herd, gelde herd, gos herd, got herd, hog herd, hors herd, lomb herd,

5. māke n.(1)

82 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Either of a married human couple, mate, husband, wife; (b) either of a non-human couple, bird, animal or fish; a mate; (c) either of a betrothed human couple; also, lover, paramour, mistress; (d)…

6. marken v.(1)

233 quotations in 13 senses
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(a) To set the boundaries or limits of (a plot of land, body of water, etc.); stake out; (b) of a sea or river: to reach the shore; (c) ppl. marked, of armies or troops: spread out, extended in width…

7. nes(se n.

Additional spellings: nesse
33 quotations in 1 sense
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In place names & surnames only: a headland, promontory: (a) in surnames; (b) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.48-49].

8. 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…

9. shāmeful(le adj.

Additional spellings: shamefulle
40 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Modest; humble; respectful of propriety; (b) seized with the feeling of shame, ashamed; also, blushing, showing signs of shame [quot.: Capgr.Rome]; also, sup. as noun: a profound feeling of shame…

10. 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…

11. suster n.

191 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) A female sibling, a sister or half-sister; suster quene, a sister who is a queen; seinte petres suster, ?a personification of the White Paternoster; trusten to suster no brother, to trust no one…

12. tenth(e num.

Additional spellings: tenthe
83 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Ordinal number as adj.: tenth; (b) in combs. & phrases: tenth del (part), one-tenth of a whole; also, a small part, a fraction; also, a tithe [1st quot.; cp. 2.(b)]; tenth houre (time), the tenth…

13. therne n.

4 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A young woman; a girl; (b) a female servant, handmaid.

14. though conj.

274 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) In spite of the fact that, although; also, however much, however many; (b) in clauses restricting or otherwise qualifying the statement of the main clause: except that; granted that; even though…

15. thurven v.

172 quotations in 13 senses
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(a) Of a candle: to be necessary (for sb.), be needed, avail; (b) impers. hit thare, used parenthetically: it is necessary; (c) ?impers. thurte, he experienced (no lack of knights at his disposal).

16. til prep.

372 quotations in 16 senses
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In phrases with verbs of motion expressed or implied; —freq. used postpositively: (a) onward to and into (a place, country, heaven, hell, etc.); also, in comb. with adv.: up til; til honde, into…

17. waxen v.(1)

401 quotations in 16 senses
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(a) To increase in size through natural growth, grow; also in fig. context; waxen up; ben (haven) waxen; ppl. waxinge, growing, alive; also in fig. context (b) haven waxen, to have achieved full…