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

Gauren (v.) - to gaze (also as "gawren").

Greet was the prees that swarmeth to and fro
To gauren on this hors that stondeth so;
For it so heigh was, and so brood and long,
So wel proporcioned for to been strong,

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

Pronunciation: /gOrEn/

/g/ g in go
/O/ o in cloth
/r/ r in red
/E/ e in met
/n/ n in no

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

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