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Middle-English Word of the Day - January 8, 2008

Faitour (n.) - pretender, impostor, vagabond.

For I ne wiste wher to ete ne at what place,
And it neghed neigh the noon, and with Nede I mette,
That afrounted me foule and faitour me called.

- Langland, William: The vision of Piers Plowman (1377-1379)

Pronunciation: /faItur/

/f/ f in fifty
/aI/ ai in aisle
/t/ t in tie
/u/ oo in boot
/r/ r in red

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

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
and noted using upon the ASCII-IPA Standard

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