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Middle-English Word of the Day - February 25, 2008

Dyden (v.) - to do, put, make, cause (a variant of "don").

The gentyle Lorde thenne payegh hys hyne.
Thay dyden hys heste, thay wern thereine;
Why schulde he not her labour alow,
Hys, and pay hem at the fyrst fyneth

- Anonymous: Pearl (1400)

Pronunciation: /didEn/

/d/ d in dog
/i/ i in machine
/E/ e in met
/n/ n in no

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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