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Middle-English Word of the Day - December 11, 2007

Engleymen (v.) - to bind together as with glue or viscous matter.

And right as hony is yvel to defie and engleymeth the mawe,
Right so that thorugh reson wolde the roote knowe
Of God and of hise grete myghtes - hise graces it letteth.

- Langland, William: The vision of Piers Plowman (1377-1379)

Pronunciation: /EnglaImEn/

Key
/E/ e in met
/n/ n in no
/g/ g in go
/l/ l in lily
/aI/ ai in aisle
/m/ m in make

The Middle-English Word of the Day is selected from Mayhew and Skeat's
"Concise Dictionary of Middle English."
As found on Greg Lindahl's website
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/concise/concise.html

The example text was found at the Middle English Collection of the University of Virginia Library.
http://etext.virginia.edu/collections/languages/english/mideng.browse.html

The approximate pronunciation is determined using Carol Hamill's Middle English Pronunciation Guide
and noted using upon the ASCII-IPA Standard
http://www.island.net/~hamill/medieval/mepronunc.html
http://www.kirshenbaum.net/IPA/


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