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Middle-English Word of the Day - May 13, 2008

Tregetour (n.) - A magician. A cheat.

My sone, as guyle undir the hat,
With sleyghtis of a tregetoure,
Is hid envye of suche coloure.

- Gower, MS. Soc. Antiq. 134

Pronunciation: /trEgEtu@/

/t/ t in tie
/r/ r in red
/E/ e in met
/g/ g in go
/u/ oo in boot
/@/ 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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