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Middle-English Word of the Day - May 16, 2008

Cantle (n.) - A corner or angle; a small piece or portion of anything.

And a cantell of hys schylde,
Flewe fro hym ynto the fylde.

- MS. Cantab. Ff.ii.38

Pronunciation: /kAntEl/

/k/ k in kin
/A/ a in father
/n/ n in no
/t/ t in tie
/E/ e in met
/l/ l in lily

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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