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Middle-English Word of the Day - January 17, 2008

Gome (n.) - a man.

For to haf greued Gaynour and gart hir to dyghe
With glopnyng of that ilke gome that gostlych speked
With his hede in his honde bifore the hyghe table.

- Anonymous: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1400)

Pronunciation: /gOm@/

/g/ g in go
/O/ o in cloth
/m/ m in make
/@/ 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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