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Middle-English Word of the Day - May 22, 2008

Lepe (n.) - A large basket, such as is used for carrying seeds, corn, &c.

The spensere seide, methoughte I bere
A leep, as I was wont do er.

- Cursor Mundi, MS. Coll. Trin. Cantab.

Pronunciation: /leIp/

/l/ l in lily
/eI/ a in mate, day
/p/ p in pepper

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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