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Middle-English Word of the Day - February 18, 2008

Lomp (v.) - happened (past tense of "limpen", meaning to happen, to belong to).

For vus he lette hym flyghe and folde
And brede vpon a bostwys bem;
As meke as lomp that no playnt tolde
For vus he swalt in Jerusalem.

- Anonymous: Pearl (1400)

Pronunciation: /lOmp/

/l/ l in lily
/O/ o in cloth
/m/ m in make
/p/ p in pepper

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
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