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Middle-English Word of the Day - April 7, 2008

Throp (n.) - a village, hamlet, farm (also as "thorp").

Blessynge halles, chambres, kichenes, boures,
Citees, burghes, castels, hye toures,
Thropes, bernes, shipnes, dayeryes -
This maketh that ther ben no fayeryes.

- Chaucer, Geoffrey: The Canterbury tales (1387-1394)

Pronunciation: /TrOp@/

/T/ th in myth or thin
/r/ r in red
/O/ o in cloth
/p/ p in pepper
/@/ a in sofa

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