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Middle-English Word of the Day - May 19, 2008

Musard (n.) - A wretch, or vagabond.

Ich wene thou art a fole musard
When thou of love me hast bisaught.

- Gy of Warwike

Pronunciation: /musArd/

Key
/m/ m in make
/u/ oo in boot
/s/ s in hiss
/A/ a in father
/r/ r in red
/d/ d in dog

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
http://www.island.net/~hamill/medieval/mepronunc.html
http://www.kirshenbaum.net/IPA/


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