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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@/

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

The Middle-English Word of the Day is selected from Mayhew and Skeat's
"Concise Dictionary of Middle English."
As found on Greg Lindahl's website
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/concise/concise.html

The example text was found at the Middle English Collection of the University of Virginia Library.
http://etext.virginia.edu/collections/languages/english/mideng.browse.html

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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