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Middle-English Word of the Day - June 24, 2008

Bewaped (adj.) - Astonished.

The porter was al bewaped:
Alas! queth he, is Beves ascaped?

- Beves of Hamtoun

Pronunciation: /bEwApEd/

Key
/b/ b in boy
/E/ e in met
/w/ w in we, away
/A/ a in father
/p/ p in pepper
/d/ d in dog

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
http://www.island.net/~hamill/medieval/mepronunc.html
http://www.kirshenbaum.net/IPA/


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