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Middle-English Word of the Day - March 10, 2008

Sibbe (n. and adj.) - peace, relationship, related, affinity.

Whene he thoghte on this thynge, it thirllede his herte:
For sake of his sybb blode sygheande he rydys;
When that renayede renke remembirde hym seluen
Of reuerence and ryotes of the Rownde Table,
He remyd and repent hym of all his rewthe werkes;

- Anonymous: The alliterative Morte Arthure (1440)

Pronunciation: /sib@/

/s/ s in hiss
/i/ i in machine
/b/ b in boy
/@/ a in sofa

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