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Middle-English Word of the Day - December 13, 2007

Losengerye (n.) - flattery, lying, deception.

Ac murthe and mynstralcie amonges men is nouthe
Lecherie, losengerye and losels tales -
Glotonye and grete othes, this game they lovyeth.

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

Pronunciation: /lOsEngEri@/

/l/ l in lily
/O/ o in cloth
/s/ s in hiss
/E/ e in met
/n/ n in no
/g/ g in go
/r/ r in red
/i/ i in machine
/@/ a in sofa

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

The example text was found at the Middle English Collection of the University of Virginia Library.

The approximate pronunciation is determined using Carol Hamill's Middle English Pronunciation Guide
and noted using upon the ASCII-IPA Standard

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