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Middle-English Word of the Day - March 21, 2008

Lotyen (v.) - to lurk (also as lotinge).

He foond this hooly olde urban anon
Among the seintes buryeles lotynge.
And he anon, withouten tariynge,
Dide his message; and whan that he it tolde,
Urban for joye his handes gan up holde.

- Chaucer, Geoffrey: The Canterbury tales (1387-1394)

Pronunciation: /lOtiN@/

/l/ l in lily
/O/ o in cloth
/t/ t in tie
/i/ i in machine
/N/ gn in signes
/@/ a in sofa

The Middle-English Word of the Day is selected from Mayhew and Skeat's
"Concise Dictionary of Middle English."
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The example text was found at the Middle English Collection of the University of Virginia Library.

The approximate pronunciation is determined using Carol Hamill's Middle English Pronunciation Guide
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