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Middle-English Word of the Day - June 30, 2008

Loure (v.) - To look discontented. [Note that "loury" is defined as "Threatening rain"]

Tydyngs of Tryamowre herde he none, The kynge began to lowre.

- MS. Cantab. Ff. ii. 38

Pronunciation: /lur@/

Key
/l/ l in lily
/u/ oo in boot
/r/ r in red
/@/ 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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