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Middle-English Word of the Day - January 28, 2008

Domesman (n.) - a judge.

I haue the renke and the rewle of all the ryall,
To rewle it by right als reasoune it is.
All domesmen on dese awe for to dowte me
That hase thaym in bandome in bale or in blis;

- Anonymous: The York plays (1440)

Pronunciation: /dOmEsmAn/

Key
/d/ d in dog
/O/ o in cloth
/m/ m in make
/E/ e in met
/s/ s in hiss
/A/ a in father
/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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