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Middle-English Word of the Day - November 14, 2007

Wiket (n.) - a small gate, little window.

Biddeth Amende-yow meke hym til his maister ones
To wayven up the wiket that the womman shette
Tho Adam and Eve eten apples unrosted:

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

Pronunciation: /wIkEt/

Key
/w/ w in we, away
/I/ i in bit
/k/ k in kin
/E/ e in met
/t/ t in tie

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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