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Middle-English Word of the Day - September 21, 2007

Mell (v.) - mix, mingle, meddle, fight with.

And othir fysch to flet with fyne-
Sum with skale and sum with skell,
Of diueris materis more and myn-
In sere maner to make and mell;
Sum sall be milde and meke,
And sum both fers and fell.
THis world thus will I eke,
Syn I am witt of well.

- Anonymous: The York plays (1440)

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