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Middle-English Word of the Day - June 26, 2008

Meddle (v.) - To mix together.

Thus medlyde sche with joy wo, And with hyre sorwe joy alle so.

- Gower, MS. Cantab. Ff. i.6.

Pronunciation: /mEdl@/

Key
/m/ m in make
/E/ e in met
/d/ d in dog
/l/ l in lily
/@/ a in sofa

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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