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Middle-English Word of the Day - April 11, 2008

Haterynge (n.) - dress, clothing.

And how that folk in folies mysspenden hir fyve wittes -
As wel freres as oother folk, foliliche spenden
In housynge, in haterynge, in to heigh clergie shewynge
Moore for pompe than for pure charite - the peple woot the sothe!

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

Pronunciation: /hAtEring@/

Key
/h/ h in hat, ahead
/A/ a in father
/t/ t in tie
/E/ e in met
/r/ r in red
/i/ i in machine
/n/ n in no
/g/ g in go
/@/ 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
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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