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Middle-English Word of the Day - April 15, 2008

Rayke (v.) - to run, wander, go, roam (also as "rake").

Loo, is he noght a mad man that for youre mede melles,
Sen yoe ymagyn amys that makeles to myre?
Yooure rankoure is raykand full rawe.

- Anonymous: The York plays (1440)

Pronunciation: /raIk@/

/r/ r in red
/aI/ ai in aisle
/k/ k in kin
/@/ a in sofa

The Middle-English Word of the Day is selected from Mayhew and Skeat's
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The example text was found at the Middle English Collection of the University of Virginia Library.

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