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1. anclẹ̄ n.

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(a) The ankle; ankle bone, esp. the inner projection [quots. c1150, c1440]; innermore ancle; utward ancle, outer projection of the ankle; (b) ancle bon, ankle bone; utter ancle, outer projection of…

2. birth(e n.

Additional spellings: birthe
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(a) The act of giving birth, childbirth; birth bering; labour of birth; at on (a) birth, in one delivery; (b) birth in wombe, conception.

3. bratthe n.

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(a) Violence, impetuosity; (b) anger, rage; -- also pl.; (c) the deadly sin of Wrath.

4. brẹ̄ch n.

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(a) The undergarment covering the lower part of the body; underpants, drawers, or tights; brech and sherte, sark and brek; (b) brech, brek, as pl.; a pare brech, a pair of breeches.

5. brim n.(1)

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A body of water, such as the sea, a pool, spring, river.

6. chaft n.

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(a) Jaw, jawbone; chaft bon; (b) pharynx; pl. tonsils.

7. drag(ge n.(1)

Additional spellings: dragge
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(a) A dragnet; (b) a harrow or drag; (c) a barge or raft; (d) a grappling hook.

8. drēm n.(2)

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(a) A vision experienced in sleep, a dream; a nightmare; a prophetic dream; (b) dremen drem, meten drem, sen drem, to have a dream; in drem, on drem, in a dream or dreams; sweven and drem, drem or

9. eg(ge n.(1)

Additional spellings: egge
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(a) The edible egg of a domesticated fowl; (b) glair or whit of an egge, the white of an egg; oil of egges, an oil extracted from eggs; yolk or yelk of an eg; (c) fried egge; hard eg, an egg roasted…

10. gerth n.

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(a) A belt or strap passing under a horse's belly to secure a saddle, harness, load, etc. [see also hors gerth]; (b) a hoop for a barrel, keg, tub, etc.; (c) in cpds. & combs.: gerth bokel, a clasp or…

11. gēthe, gẹ̄the n.

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Only in phr. in a gethe, ?spiritedly, ?hastily.

12. gosling, gẹ̄̆s-, gọ̄s- n.

Additional spellings: gesling
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(a) A gosling; (b) as surname.

13. grẹ̄t n.(3)

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(a) Sand, gravel, small stones; a gret, a grain of sand; ech gret, every speck, every bit; (b) sandstone, gristone; (c) dust, dirt.

14. gul-sought n.

Additional spellings: gulsought
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Jaundice.

15. hẹ̄rd(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: herde
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(a) A flock or herd of domesticated animals; got herd, q.v.; (b) a herd of wild animals; esp. a herd of deer; also, a flock of birds, swarm of gnats; (c) fig. spiritual flock, group of people under…

16. lē̆r n.

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The cheek; in pl.: the face; loken under ler, to look down over (one's) cheek, look downward.

17. lid-gate n.

Additional spellings: lidgate
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(a) A swing gate for cattle; (b) in surnames; (c) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.251].

18. līre n.(2)

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(a) Flesh; also, body; (b) meat; lire both, a butcher's stall or shop; lire mongere, a dealer in meat, butcher.

19. mis n.

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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. nighter-tāle n.

Additional spellings: nightertale
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Nighttime, night; -- only in phrases: bi (a, on, upon, with) nighter-tale, on the nighter-tale, at night, by night, during the nighttime; also, at nightfall.

21. overleith n.

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Excessive harm.

22. rag(e-man n.

Additional spellings: ragman, rage-man, rageman
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(a) An accuser; the title of the statute of Edward I appointing justices to hear and determine certain specified offenses by the king's officials and others during the twenty-five years prior to…

23. rās(e n.

Additional spellings: rase
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(a) A forward movement, course, progress; also, a sea current; also, a rush of water; (b) a course of life or conduct; a period of time; rennen the develes ras, rennen oute of god ras, to pursue an…

24. rāth n.

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(a) Advice, counsel; what shal me to rath, what plan shall I adopt?; outmost rath, last counsel; (b) a counselor, friend; (c) rathes-men, advisers.

25. raun-trẹ̄ n.

Additional spellings: rauntre
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A rowan tree (Sorbus aucuparia).

26. rein-dẹ̄r n.

Additional spellings: reinder
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(a) The European reindeer (Rangifer tarandus); (b) her. rein-der hed, a stag's head with two sets of antlers (double attires), the front pair turned down.

27. reuth(e n.

Additional spellings: reuthe
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(a) Pity, compassion, sympathy; also, mercy; alas for reuth; (b) haven reuth of (on, upon), to have pity or mercy on (sb., a soul, etc.); nimen (taken) reuth of, take pity on (sb.); (c) haven reuth

28. rift(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: rifte
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(a) Splitting, breaking, rending; (b) a cleft in the earth or in a rock, a crevice, fissure; (c) a crack in a wall, door, etc., a chink, cranny.

29. rō-bō̆nd n.

Additional spellings: robond
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Naut. A rope attaching the head of a sail to the yard.

30. rō̆-mōngǒur n.

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

31. rūnian n.

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?A term of affection for a farm servant, a favorite.

32. sā̆k-abor n.

Additional spellings: sakabor
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(a) A prosecutor in an action for theft; (b) a surety paid for the right to prosecute an action.

33. scā̆rre n.(3)

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A cleft, chink, small hole; a crack or cut in wood.

34. scā̆th(e n.

Additional spellings: scathe
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(a) Harm, injury; loss, damage; misfortune; danger; also, a harm, danger; to scath, to (a person's) harm or detriment; (b) harm or injury resulting from battle or war; defeat; (c) harm resulting from…

35. scot n.(2)

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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)…

36. scǒut(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: scoute
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A wretch, rascal, rogue; -- used with derogatory force of both men and women.

37. self-ō̆de n.

Additional spellings: selfode
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(a) ?A separate holding, perh. split off from the unified villein's holding; (b) an occupant of such a holding, one of a class of tenant named in records from Northumberland and Cumberland, app. one…

38. 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…

39. shǒut(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: shoute
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(a) A shout, call, cry; shouting, outcry, clamor, uproar; (b) maken shout, to utter a shout, shout; setten (up) shout, raise a clamor, shout; (c) a cry of distress or lamentation; maken shout; (d) a…

40. skẹ̄ling(e n.

Additional spellings: skelinge
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An outbuilding; a shed, lean-to.

41. skī(e n.

Additional spellings: skie
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(a) The sky, heavens, firmament; -- often pl.; also fig.; ski of night, darkness, night; al the wateres under the ski, all the rivers, etc. in the world; bi o side of the ski, in the same quadrant of…

42. skirt(e n.

Additional spellings: skirte
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(a) The lower part of a man's gown or robe, clerical vestment, etc.; prest skirt; serke skirt; (b) the lower part of a woman's dress, a skirt; also, a skirt used as a receptacle; (c) in glossary…

43. slaught(e n.

Additional spellings: slaughte
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(a) The killing of an individual; manslaughter, murder; also, execution; (b) the killing of many people as the result of war, feuding, etc., slaughter, carnage; also, an instance of this, a bloody…

44. slaughter n.

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(a) The killing of a person, murder, assassination, homicide; (b) the killing of large numbers of people, esp. in battle, massacre; (c) spiritual slaying.

45. slent n.(2)

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A drop of liquid.

46. smithī n.

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(a) A blacksmith's shop, smithy, forge; also fig.; (b) in cpds. & combs.: smithi hous, a smithy; smithi knave (man), a worker in a smithy; smithi tonges; (c) in surnames and place names.

47. sō̆ndes-man n.

Additional spellings: sondesman
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A messenger, an emissary; also fig.

48. sọ̄̆rȝe n.

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Filth, pollution; also fig.

49. soume n.

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?A plough trace, often of iron.

50. spen-tonge n.

Additional spellings: spentonge
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Some kind of tongs used by a blacksmith.

51. stath n.

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(a) A shore; the bank of a river, edge of a pond [last quot. may be error for scath(e n.]; also in proverbs; (b) a dock, wharf, landing place; lond stath, an embankment forming the end of a bridge…

52. stēn(e n.(3)

Additional spellings: stene
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(a) A large stone; (b) in surnames and place names [see Smith PNElem.2.150].

53. stǒupe n.(1)

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(a) A jug, often made of leather; also, a measure for liquids, varying from one pint to several gallons; (b) a vessel or container for holy water; holi water stoupe.

54. 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…

55. tak n.(2)

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(a) A fee paid to a lord or the king for the right to let swine feed in a forest or on a piece of land; a customary fee for the right to keep swine; tak and tol, tol and tak; tak fre, not subject to…

56. tal n.

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A slip of wood, a cutting; tal shide, a piece of hewn timber from which faggots are cut, a length of wood, billet of firewood;—also coll.; tal ston, some kind of cut stone; tal wode, q.v.

57. 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…

58. thrift n.

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(a) Material wealth, prosperity; a state of prosperity; pl. wealth; also, earnings; blouen thrift at the col, to use one's wealth to kindle a fire;—used fig., perhaps with punning reference to (d)…

59. thriftre n.

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Growth, health, physical development.

60. throu n.(2)

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(a) A contraction of the uterus while giving birth; the pain and discomfort experienced while giving birth;—usu. pl.; also in fig. context [quot. a1393]; pininge throwes; a twenti throwes, a period of…

61. tīding(e n.

Additional spellings: tidinge
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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…

62. tip(pe n.(1)

Additional spellings: tippe
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(a) The extreme end of something, usu. rounded or pointed; also, a metal or other attachment to the end of something; (b) in cpd.: tip to, the end of the toe;—used in pl.; also, the end of a bird's…

63. 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

64. tor-fer(e n.

Additional spellings: torfer, tor-fere, torfere
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(a) Hardship, misfortune, trouble, distress; also, a hardship, difficulty; (b) physical suffering, torment; also, a physical torment; (c) a disaster; (d) obstructiveness, ill will.

65. torvaile n.

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Trouble, labor, effort.

66. 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

67. umgang(e n.

Additional spellings: umgange
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The act of going around, circuiting; circumference, circuit, perimeter; also fig.; in umgang of, round about (sb. or sth.); also fig. [last quot.]; in his (thin) umgang, round about him (you); of

68. undẹ̄mnes n.

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?Extraordinary or incalculable force, harshness, or severity; undemnes dint, an extraordinarily strong blow.

69. underlǒute n.(2)

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Naut. The lowest part of the stem of a ship fastened or joined to the keel.

70. upbrixle n.

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An object of reproach.

71. wandāle n.

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(a) A division of land; (b) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.245].

72. want n.

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(a) The state of penury, want; also, a shortage or lack of something (b) want of, absence or lack of (sth.); a shortage or an insufficiency of (sth.); also, the loss or removal of (sb. or sth.…

73. 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.

74. wassail n.

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(a) A salutation used in drinking healths, offering toasts, etc.; also used simply as a greeting or an exclamation (b) the practice or custom of drinking healths; also, an instance or occurrence of…

75. wau(e n.

Additional spellings: waue
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(a) A wave of water, esp. in the sea; ?also, a current; gon in wawes, to become tempestuous (b) pl. the sea, seen as a collection of individual waves; (c) used metonymically: the sea; water; wau of

76. wei n.(4)

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(a) Misery, trouble, woe; wei and wel (ange, wand-reth), wel or wei; wei sith, misery, wretchedness; also, a wretched end [quot. c1275, 2nd]; (b) wei the, wei is him, woe be to you (him).

77. weiting n.

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Entertainment offered to a stranger, traveler, or guest, hospitality; ?also, a banquet or festive affair.

78. wēle n.(2)

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(a) A trap for catching fish, crabs, etc., prob. made of wicker; ?wele hous [may be a mistranscription of wilchon n.]; (b) a basket for storage.

79. wer n.(3)

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(a) The less morally acceptable of two states, the worse condition; not in-to the bettre but in-to the wer (b) the less desirable of two circumstances, the less favorable outcome; bien the devel of

80. wē̆t n.

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(a) Water as a naturally occurring substance; water as a medium for preparing recipes, soaking, etc.; also, a fluid with properties similar to those of water (b) a naturally occurring body of water,…

81. 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

82. wī-mǒunt n.

Additional spellings: wimount
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(a) A name for the hare; (b) as proper name and surname.

83. wō̆nde n.(3)

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?The evil one, the devil; ?coll. moles.

84. wōn(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: wone
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(a) A building or structure for human residence, a house, dwelling, an abode; also fig. and in fig. context;—also pl.; also, a castle; west-minster won; won sheld, a protector of one’s dwelling; in

85. wōth n.

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(a) The risk of harm or injury, danger, peril; a potential injury, a danger, perilous circumstance or situation [occas. difficult to distinguish from (b) and vice versa] (b) harm, injury; an injury;…

86. yẹ̄ld n.

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(a) Tax; a tax, an exaction; also, a royal land tax; also, a sum paid in tax; dane yeld [see dane-geld n.] (b) a customary rent or payment; ?also, quittance or exemption from the obligation to pay…