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Middle-English Word of the Day - October 24, 2007

Triacle (n.) - a remedy, healing medicine.

Loke thow suffre hym to seye, and sithen lere it after;
For thus witnesseth his word; worche thow therafter.
For Truthe telleth that love is triacle of hevene:
May no synne be on hym seene that that spice useth.

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

The Middle-English Word of the Day is selected from Mayhew and Skeat's
"Concise Dictionary of Middle English."
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