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Middle-English Word of the Day - April 3, 2008

Garite (n.) - a watch-tower, look-out on the roof of a house or castle-wall.

Now he moues his myghte with myrthes of herte,
Ouere mowntes so hye, thase meruailous wayes;
Gosse in by Goddarde, the garett he wynnys,
Graythes the garnison grisely wondes.

- Anonymous: The alliterative Morte Arthure (1440)

Pronunciation: /gArEt/

Key
/g/ g in go
/A/ a in father
/r/ r in red
/E/ e in met
/t/ t in tie

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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