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Middle-English Word of the Day - April 29, 2008

Gillery (n.) - Deceit; trickery.

Also here ed forbodene gillery of weghte,
or of tale, or of mett, or of mesure,
or thorow okyre or violence, or drede.

- MS. Lincoln A.i.17

Pronunciation: /gilEri/

/g/ g in go
/i/ i in machine
/l/ l in lily
/E/ e in met
/r/ r in red

The Middle-English Word of the Day was selected from "A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century", by James Orchard Halliwell.

The approximate pronunciation is determined using Carol Hamill's Middle English Pronunciation Guide
and noted using upon the ASCII-IPA Standard

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