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Middle-English Word of the Day - June 3, 2008

Rebato (n.) - A kind of plaited ruff which turned back and lay on the shoulders.

I pray you sir, what say you to these great ruffes,
which are borne up with supporters and rebatoes,
as it were with poste and raile?

- Dent's Pathway

Pronunciation: /rEbAtoU/

Key
/r/ r in red
/E/ e in met
/b/ b in boy
/A/ a in father
/t/ t in tie
/oU/ o in note

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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