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Middle-English Word of the Day - May 27, 2008

Coppid (adj.) - Peaked, referring to the fashion of the long-peaked toe.

Stond on hir tois coppid as a lark,
Putte oute hir voyse and lowde will syng,
That all the strete therof shall ryng.

- MS. Laud. 416

Pronunciation: /koUpId/

Key
/k/ k in kin
/oU/ o in note
/p/ p in pepper
/I/ i in bit
/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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