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Middle-English Word of the Day - May 28, 2008

Munite (v.) - To strengthen; to fortify.

Their realmes and countries are fortified and
munited wyth a double power, that is to say, with
their owne strength and the ayde of their frendes.

- Hall, Richard III

Pronunciation: /munit/

Key
/m/ m in make
/u/ oo in boot
/n/ n in no
/i/ i in machine
/t/ t in tie

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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