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Middle-English Word of the Day - May 9, 2008

Gedelynge (n.) - An idle vagabond.

Peter ! sais syr Gawayne, this gladdez myne herte,
That yone gedlynges are gone, that made gret nowmbre.

- Mort Arthure, MS. Lincoln

Pronunciation: /gEdling@/

Key
/g/ g in go
/E/ e in met
/d/ d in dog
/l/ l in lily
/i/ i in machine
/n/ n in no
/@/ 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
http://www.island.net/~hamill/medieval/mepronunc.html
http://www.kirshenbaum.net/IPA/


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