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Middle-English Word of the Day - January 14, 2008

Yoxinge (v.) - hiccuping, sobbing (also as Yoskinge).

Be not rasche ne recheles, it is not worth a clowt.
with youre brest / sighe, not cowghe / nor brethe,
youre souerayne before;
be yoxinge, ne bolkynge / ne gronynge, neuer the more;

- John Russells Boke of Nurture (1460)

Pronunciation: /iOksing@/

/i/ i in machine
/O/ o in cloth
/k/ k in kin
/s/ s in hiss
/n/ n in no
/g/ g in go
/@/ 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
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