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Middle-English Word of the Day - June 13, 2008

Sprunny (n.) - A sweetheart.

Where if good Satan lays her on like thee,
Whipp'd to some purpose will thy sprunny be.

- Collins's Miscellanies, 1762

Pronunciation: /spruni/

/s/ s in hiss
/p/ p in pepper
/r/ r in red
/u/ oo in boot
/n/ n in no
/i/ i in machine

The Middle-English Word of the Day was selected from "A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century", by James Orchard Halliwell.

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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