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Middle-English Word of the Day - February 20, 2008

Woot (v.) - knew, past tense of "witen".

Unto the village of the which I tolde,
In this array the righte wey han holde.
Grisilde of this, God woot, ful innocent,
That for hire shapen was al this array,
To fecchen water at a welle is went,

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

Pronunciation: /woUt/

/w/ w in we, away
/oU/ o in note
/t/ t in tie

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

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