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1. ?ādẹ̄ven v.(2)

3 quotations in 1 sense
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To subdue or annihilate (an enemy).

2. afellen v.

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(a) To lay (sb.) low, fell, kill; (b) to throw down or destroy (a building); cut down or fell (a tree).

3. anlē̆t n.

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

4. awẹ̄lden v.

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(a) To control, rule, govern, command; rule (a country); command (an army); have control of (one's body, desire, etc.), guide (one's) actions; wield (a weapon), manage (a horse); (b) to conquer…

5. belī n.

95 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) The belly of man or animal, abdomen; beli and bak, before and behind, all over; (b) the body; (c) beli blind, blind as the inside of the belly, pitch dark; beli bond, a band or strap passing under…

6. bẹ̄sting n.

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The first milk after parturition, beestings.

7. birthen n.

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(a) Something carried or supported; a load, a weight; (b) something carried within the body or as part of the body; a fetus; birthen of nature (womb), excrement; last (secound) birthen, afterbirth…

8. bī̆sten v.

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To buffet (sb.), pummel, flog, beat; also without obj., of waves: to dash, rage.

9. blacche n.

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(a) A black pigment or dye; esp., black ink; (b) black color; (c) a black person; (d) blacche of souteres, a company of cobblers; (e) blacche man, ?a maker or seller of black ink or dye; blacche pot

10. brẹ̄th n.(3)

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(a) The process of brewing; breth led, a vessel for brewing or cooking; (b) broth, soup.

11. cart n.

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(a) A cart, a wagon; also fig.; dong cart, [see dong n.(1), 5.]; fare cart, [see fare n. (1), 8.(b)]; iren-bounden cart, shod cart, a cart with wheels which are bound or reinforced with iron bands…

12. cǒu-hē̆rde n.

Additional spellings: couherde
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One who tends cows, a cowherd.

13. crammen v.

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(a) To fill (sth.) to capacity, cram, stuff; (b) to thrust (sth. into a container).

14. crāven v.

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(a) To ask for (sth.), ask (sb.) for (sth.), beg, pray, request; be asking; (b) craven after (for, upon), to ask for (sth.); craven at (of, on, unto), ask (sb.), beg, importune; (c) to beg, be a…

15. dẹ̄de, dēde n.

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(a) An action, a deed; god dede, ivel dede, etc.; see also almes dede, est dede, man dede, mis dede; (b) a marvelous act, miracle; also, a feat of magic; (c) a favor, kindness, service; (d) ?an…

16. dēden v.

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(a) To kill (sth.); also fig.; (b) to die; (c) to deaden (sth.), stupefy; (d) to become dull or insensible.

17. dẹ̄pen v.

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(a) To dip (sth.), immerse; also, dye (sth), stain; idept in grain, dyed in grain, dyed with fast color; (b) to baptize; (c) fig. to immerse (oneself in a story, in a way of life); ben deped, be…

18. dẹ̄re adj.(1)

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(a) Of God, of persons: excellent, noble, honored, valiant; dere of degre, high in rank; often in direct address; dere God, dere ladi, dere lord, dere sire; (b) as noun: noble one(s, valiant man, etc…

19. dẹ̄̆reling n.

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(a) Beloved person; friend, favorite, sweetheart; (b) in direct address; (c) of kings: Engle dereling, Englene dereling, beloved of the English; Brittene dereling, the darling of the Britons…

20. dǒuen v.(1)

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Of actions or things: to have worth or validity; be useful, profitable, helpful, or effective; avail; douen the better, turn out all the better; douen litel (neked), have little (no) effect, avail…

21. drast n.

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(a) Dregs, lees; sediment, scum; -- usually pl.; (b) the refuse of grapes after the juice has been pressed out; drastes of honi, wax; (c) dirt, refuse; also, garbage (?or mast) fed to hogs; (d) fig.

22. drēden v.

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(a) To be afraid, become frightened; dreden for, dreden of, fear (sb. or sth.); as ich drede, as I fear; (b) refl.; dreden for, dreden of; dreden of lif, fear for (one's) life; dreden of grace, fear…

23. drẹ̄men v.(1)

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(a) Of a musical instrument: to resound; also fig.; (b) to sing; (c) to shout, clamor, talk loudly, be hilarious; (d) to rejoice; dremen of, rejoice in (sth.).

24. drẹ̄pen v.(2)

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(a) To drip; of a liquid: to fall in drops, drip; (b) drepen with, to moisten or smear (sb.) with (sth.); (c) to droop, sink down; be faint-hearted, languish; dreping mone, ?a waning moon; (d) to lie…

25. drīen v.(2)

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To perform or do (sth.); commit (sins); do (penance); drien wille, do (someone's) will; drien lif, lead (a certain kind of) life; drien wirdes, try (one's) luck.

26. drīpen, drippen v.

Additional spellings: drippen
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(a) To fall in drops, drip; dripen of, drip from (sth.); ppl. driping, dripping, misty; (b) dripen on, to drop or dab (a liquid or salve) on (sth.); (c) dripen mid, to moisten or daub (sth.) with…

27. dweomer-cræft n.

Additional spellings: dweomercræft
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Witchcraft, sorcery.

28. dweomerlāk n.

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Magic art, witchcraft.

29. dwergh n.

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(a) A supernatural being of subhuman size, dwarf; on dwergh, possessed by a dwarf; dwergh dwosle, pennyroyal (Mentha Pulegium); (b) a member of a race of small people, Pygmy; (c) an undersized or…

30. ei-shel n.

Additional spellings: eishel
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(a) The hard outer shell of an egg; (b) a rough measure of quantity.

31. eit n.

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An island.

32. fēsen v.

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(a) Drive or chase; spur (a horse); incite (to action); (b) put to flight, rout (an enemy); discomfit.

33. gadeling n.

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(a) A companion in arms; man, fellow; (b) a person of low birth; a base fellow, rascal, scoundrel; ?a bastard; (c) as adj.: base, lowborn; (d) in place name [see Smith PNElem. 1.191].

34. galle n.(1)

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(a) The gall bladder of man or animal; (b) the secretion of the liver, bile; chest (kist, hucche) of galle, the gall bladder; (c) as a type of the ultimate in bitterness: bitter as galle, bitterer

35. gāte n.(1)

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(a) A gateway; a gate of a city, castle, house, etc.; also, a doorway; flod gate, a floodgate; (b) the movable barrier which closes off a gateway; one of the valves of a double gate; ?a portcullis…

36. gī̆rden v.(2)

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(a) To strike (sb.); girden at, aim a blow at (sb.); girden on, rain (blows) on (sb.); (b) girden abak, to drive (sb.) back with blows, repel; girden al to poudre, beat (sb.) to dust; girden doun

37. glas n.

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(a) Glass as substance, material, or a manufactured commodity; bright (brotel, clene, cler, grei, pur, slider) as glas, etc.; also, glemen (shinen) as glas; (b) a piece or splinter of glass.

38. glā̆sen adj.

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(a) Made of glass; (b) yeven a glasen houve, to delude (sb.); glasen glose, a deluding or sophistical interpretation; (c) glasen wright, a glazier.

39. glēde n.(1)

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(a) A bird of prey, the kite (Milvus milvus); (b) contemptuous term for a falcon; (c) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.204].

40. gnat n.

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(a) Any of various small, flying insects; esp. the European gnat (Culex pipiens); (b) as a symbol of something small or inconsequential; clensen (sen) the gnat and swolwen the flie (camel), to strain…

41. gọ̄d-dẹ̄de n.

Additional spellings: goddede
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(a) Good deed(s, pious action(s; (b) act(s of kindness, benefit(s, favor(s; don god-dede, to do good to (sb.), confer benefits upon.

42. grēden v.

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(a) To cry out (sth.), shout, call out; (b) to shout, cry out; greden on, cry out on (sb.), shout or shriek at, revile; greden to, (til, upon), shout at (sb.), call out to.

43. grẹ̄dīlī adv.

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(a) Greedily, gluttonously; of animals: ravenously, thirstily; (b) covetously, avariciously; (c) eagerly, readily, importunately, impetuously.

44. grẹ̄dīnes(se n.

Additional spellings: gredinesse
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(a) Greediness, gluttony; great hunger or thirst; (b) fig. inordinate appetite.

45. gref(e n.

Additional spellings: grefe
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A writing or engraving instrument, a stylus.

46. grẹ̄-hǒund n.

Additional spellings: grehound
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(a) A greyhound; (b) a picture or likeness of a greyhound; a greyhound in a heraldic badge or the like; also, the bearer of such a badge; (c) in names.

47. grei adj. & n.

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(a) Ash-colored, flint-colored, dull, gray; of cloth: gray, drab; of a man: gray-haired; grei hered, grei hore, grei hored, gray-haired, hoary; grei her, an old man; grei tauier, one who taws pelts…

48. grēt adj. & adv. & n.

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(a) Large in size or quantity, big; gret and smal, large and small, all; gret ne smal, big or little, of no kind; althergrettest, largest of all [cp. alder- pref.]; gret belle, large bell; (b) much…

49. grẹ̄ten v.(3)

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(a) To weep, cry, lament; greten and goulen; greten for, greten on, weep over (sb. or sth.); (b) greten for gladnes (joie), to weep for joy; greten sinne, bewail (sin); greten teres (a flod), shed…

50. haft n.

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(a) The handle of a weapon, tool, surgical instrument, etc.; hilt of a sword, knife, dagger, etc.; helve of an ax; the upper part of the breastbone (manubrium sterni); also, staff of a flag [quot…

51. hāle n.(1)

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(a) A remote corner, nook, cranny, hiding place; (b) fig. the womb.

52. half n.

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(a) A half part of an object, an area, an aggregate, a quantity, a unit of measurement, etc.; also, one of two (unequal parts), one of two ends or sides; (b) and a(n half, and half, (so much or many)…

53. half adj.

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Constituting the half part of an object, an aggregate, a unit of numbering, coinage, measurement, time, area, etc.; half: (a) immediately preceding a noun; (b) separated from a noun by the definite…

54. hal-imọ̄t n.

Additional spellings: halimot
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The court of the lord of a manor, a court baron, a hallmoot; also, a court held by the Devil; -- often with L inflection.

55. hal(le n.

Additional spellings: halle
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(a) A large private residence, a manorial hall; a royal residence, palace, castle; (b) a large public building for the transaction of business, holding court, worship, etc.; [see also both hal, mot

56. halm n.

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(a) Stubble, straw; ?stalk; halm bote, the right to gather stubble in a common field; halm stak, a straw stack; (b) handle of a tool or weapon; (c) ?in place name [see Smith PNElem. 1.226].

57. halt adj.

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(a) Crippled as to walking, limping or uneven in gait, lame; halt and (or) lame; halt foted, having crippled feet; (b) as noun: one who limps or is lame; the halt, the lame; (c) fig. deficient…

58. halten v.

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(a) To walk with limping or uneven gait, walk lamely, limp; ?also, stagger, straddle; (b) ppl. halting, limping; as noun: the halting, those who limp or are lame, the lame.

59. halving(e adv.

Additional spellings: halvinge
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In part, partially, half.

60. halwe n.

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(a) A saint; a martyr; a prophet; a holy man or woman; (b) pl. god and his halwes, halwes in (of) heven, holi halwes; (c) one of the apostles; (d) any pious Christian; communing (imennesse, onen,

61. hāsel n.

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(a) The European hazel bush or tree (Corylus avellana); flour (chattes) of hasel, catkins of the hazel; rednesse of hasel, ?the red stigmas of the female catkins of the hazel; (b) the wood of a hazel…

62. hasp(e n.

Additional spellings: haspe
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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…

63. hater(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: hatere
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(a) Clothes, garments, clothing; -- pl. or coll.; (b) a garment [see also barm hater]; (c) torn garment(s, rags; (d) in surnames; hater mongere, a seller of clothing.

64. hauk n.(1)

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(a) A hawk or falcon; esp., any of the falcons used in hawking; (b) haukes and houndes, hound(es and hauk(es, hawks and hounds; -- as a symbol of wealth and cultivated leisure; (c) beren hauk, to…

65. hā̆ven v.

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(a) To possess (sth.), own; nadda non, she had none; we havt, we have it; ppl. havand, wealthy; (b) to possess (land, an estate or inheritance, a city, town, manor, etc.); -- also used fig.; (c) to…

66. heftnunge ger.

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Captivity.

67. hei n.

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(a) Grass cut or mowed and cured (usually as feed for livestock), hay; also, growing grass; (b) a crop or cutting of hay; (c) a tithe of hay; tithe of hei; (d) a wisp of hay used for wiping oneself.

68. heifer n.

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A heifer; heifer hide, a piece of leather from a heifer's hide.

69. heigh adj.

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(a) High, lofty, big, tall; heigh der, stag; heigh got, he-goat; heigh halle (hous, bold), large house [often connoting pride and ostentation]; heigh hors (stede), fine tall horse [also, like heigh

70. hē̆lde n.(1)

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(a) Ground sloping downward, a hill; helde wei, hill path, sloping path; (b) in surnames & place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.242].

71. hēlden v.

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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.)…

72. helpen v.

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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…

73. hẹ̄nen v.(1)

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(a) To injure (sb.), oppress, persecute; (b) to hate, despise; henen at, scoff at (sb.).

74. hẹ̄ning ger.

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An insult; haven in hening, to condemn (sb.), treat with contempt.

75. henthe n.

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Harm, damage, loss, misfortune.

76. heoware n.

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One who feigns, a pretender.

77. hēp n.

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(a) A company of people, crowd, multitude, assembly; also, an abbey of monks; (b) a number of people, many people; the most hep, the greater number, the majority; (c) an army; a division of an army; a…

78. hēpen v.

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(a) To gather (things) into a heap; sweep up (dirt); (b) to fill (a container, a measure, one's hand) heaping full, heap up; fill (a cup) to the brim; (c) to collect (people or things), gather; hepen

79. hēr n.(1)

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(a) An individual hair of the human head; pl. hairs, the hair; heres of hed, the hair of (one's) head; (b) the hair of the head coll.; her of hed; in their her, ?with flowing hair; (c) to)drauen her,

80. hẹ̄r-after adv.

Additional spellings: herafter
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(a) After this present time, in the future, later on; (b) after death, in the hereafter; (c) from now on, henceforth; (d) after some time or event in the past, after that; (e) after this point in a…

81. herberwe n.

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(a) A temporary dwelling place, quarters, lodgings, an inn, a chamber; (b) the camp of an army in the field; a tent or pavilion in a camp; (c) a harbor for ships; (d) a permanent dwelling place, home…

82. hẹ̄rd(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: herde
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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,

83. hẹ̄rde-man n.

Additional spellings: herdeman
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(a) A shepherd; also fig.; (b) a tender of goats, cattle, horses, or other livestock; a herdsman; (c) herde-mannes purs, shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris); herdemannes yerd, shepherd's rod…

84. hẹ̄rdlēs adj.

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Without a shepherd.

85. hẹ̄r(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: here
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(a) A stiff and coarse cloth made of hair, haircloth; (b) ?pl. for sg.

86. hēren adj.

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Made of hair; woven or braided of hair; heren clout, a rag of haircloth; heren sarge, a curtain of woven hair; heren sherte, a hair shirt; heren sive = her(e-sive.

87. hẹ̄ren v.

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(a) To hear (a sound, speech, words, message, etc.); fer herd, heard afar; (b) to hear (sb. or sth. making sounds), hear (sb. who speaks), hear (a noisy action); (c) fig. of love, the soul: to hear…

88. hē̆ring n.

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(a) A herring Clupea harengus; (b) red hering, smoked herring; whit hering, herring salted but not smoked; (c) hering barel, a cask for herring; hering breder (carter), one who roasts (hauls) herring…

89. herkening(e ger.

Additional spellings: herkeninge
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(a) The act of listening with close attention; (b) the act or function of hearing; (c) ?search for information, inquiry.

90. hẹ̄rsum adj.

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(a) Obedient, compliant; (b) ?of worship: devout.

91. hẹ̄̆rsumen v.

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(a) To obey (sb.), serve; worship (God, a god, an idol); (b) to be subservient to (sin, one's belly).

92. hẹ̄̆rsumnesse n.

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Obedience, service, ecclesiastical or feudal homage; don hersumnesse, to do homage, profess obedience.

93. hervest n.

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(a) The season of autumn, fall (variously dated, sometimes from mid-September to November or December, sometimes including August); holi rode dai (tide) in hervest, the feast of the Exaltation of the…

94. heu n.

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(a) Color; also, brightness or freshness of color; of on heu, in solid color(s; clothen in heu, to take (a lady's) colors, become her servant; (b) paint, dye, pigment; fig. a rhetorical color; (c) fig

95. heue n.(1)

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(a) A servant; in pl.: servants, household, family; (b) a person of low degree; a rascal; (c) as surname; (d) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.247].

96. hēven v.

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(a) To raise (an object, a body, the hands, etc.) upright or to a higher position; lift up, hoist; heven on rode, crucify; (b) heven up, to lift up (sb. or sth.); [cp. up heven]; (c) to raise (sb…

97. hevī-tīme adj.

Additional spellings: hevitime
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Burdensome, grievous, grave.

98. hīne n.

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(a) A household, servants collectively; (b) a religious familia, monastic community; -- only in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.247].

99. hīpel n.

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A pile of hay, gravel, stone, etc.; an accumulation, a heap.

100. hīred n.

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(a) A household; the familia of a cathedral; an eccl. court [last quot.]; the heavenly retinue of the Virgin Mary, the Devil's retinue; fig. the senses and desires of man; hiredes alder (lord), the…