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

Brayde (n.) - a quick movement, a start, a while, moment.

'This kastel to Kryst I kenne':
He gef hit ay god chaunce.
The brygge watz brayde doun, and the brode gatez
Vnbarred and born open vpon bothe halue.

- Anonymous: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1400)

Pronunciation: /braId@/

/b/ b in boy
/r/ r in red
/aI/ ai in aisle
/d/ d in dog
/@/ a in sofa

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

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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