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Middle-English Word of the Day - May 12, 2008

Quede (n.) - Harm; evil. Also, the devil.

As he stode styll and bode the quede,
One come with an asse charged with brede.

- MS. Harl. 1701

Pronunciation: /kwEd@/

/k/ k in kin
/w/ w in we, away
/E/ e in met
/d/ d in dog
/@/ 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

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