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Middle-English Word of the Day - May 21, 2008

Crouche (n.) - A piece of money.

Come hider to me, sone, and loke wheder
In this purse whether ther be any cros or crouche,
Save nedel and threde and themel of lether.

- Occleve, MS. Soc. Antiq. 134

Pronunciation: /kruC@/

/k/ k in kin
/r/ r in red
/u/ oo in boot
/C/ ch in loch
/@/ 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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