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Middle-English Word of the Day - June 4, 2008

Rache (n.) - A scenting hound.

Denede dale and downe, for dryft of the deer in drede,
For meche murthe of mouth the murie moeth made;
I ros, and romede, and sey roon raches to 3ede,
They stalke under schawe, schatereden in schade.

- Reliq. Antiq. ii.7

Pronunciation: /rAtS@/

Key
/r/ r in red
/A/ a in father
/tS/ ch in chin
/@/ 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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