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Middle-English Word of the Day - January 1, 2008

Sithen (adv./conj.) - afterwards, since.

Ther tournayed tulkes by tymez ful mony,
Justed ful jolile thise gentyle knightes,
Sythen kayred to the court caroles to make.
For ther the fest watz ilyche ful fiften dayes,
With alle the mete and the mirthe that men couthe avyse;

- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1400)

Pronunciation: /siDEn/

Key
/s/ s in hiss
/I/ i in bit
/D/ th in neither
/E/ e in met
/n/ n in no

The Middle-English Word of the Day is selected from Mayhew and Skeat's
"Concise Dictionary of Middle English."
As found on Greg Lindahl's website
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/concise/concise.html

The example text was found at the Middle English Collection of the University of Virginia Library.
http://etext.virginia.edu/collections/languages/english/mideng.browse.html

The approximate pronunciation is determined using Carol Hamill's Middle English Pronunciation Guide
and noted using upon the ASCII-IPA Standard
http://www.island.net/~hamill/medieval/mepronunc.html
http://www.kirshenbaum.net/IPA/


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