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Dei præceptum sit,) q. d. God Getinge, what he had got, his forbid.

plunder, bouty. Forefend, prevent, defend. Geve, gevend, give, given. Formare, former.

Gi, gie, s. give. Forsede, p. 113, regarded, heeded. Gife, giff, if. Forst, forced, compelled.

Gin, s. an, if Forthynketh, p. 184, repenteth, Give owre, s. surrender. vereth, troubleth.

Glede, p. 7, a red-hot coal. Fosters of the fe, p. 184, fores. Glent, p. 5, glanced.

ters of the king's demesnes. Glose, p, 101, set a false gloss or Fou, fow, s. full; also, fuddled. Gode, good.

(colour. Fowarde, vawarde, the van. Goddes, p. 105, goddess. Fre-bore, p. 85, free-born. Goggling eyen, goggle eyes. Freake, freke, freyke, man, per- Gone, p. 55, go.

son, human creature. Also, a Gowd, s. gould, gold. whim or maggot.

Graide, scarlet. Freckys, p. 10, persons.


i. e. I thank you, f. Frie, s. fre, free.

Grand-mercie. Freits, s. ill omens, ill luck ; any Graunge, p. 312, granary ; also,

old superstitious saw, or impres- a lone country-house. sion,* p. 128.

Grea-bondes, grey-hounds. Fruward, forward.

Grece, a step, p. 111, a flight of Fuyson, foyson, plenty; also, steps, grees. substance.

Greece, p. 178, fat, (a fat hart) Fykkill, fickle.

from f. graisse. Fyll, p. 102, fell.

Gret, grat, great. Fyr, fire.

Greves, groves, bushes.

Grysely groned, p. 32, dreadG.

fully groaned. Gair, s. geer, dress.

Groundwa, groundwall. Gane, gan, began.

Growende, growynd, ground. Garde, garred, made.

Gude, guid, geud, s. good. Ganyde, p. 10, gaineil.

H. Gare, gar, s. make, cause ; force, compel.

Ha, hae, s. have. Item, hall. Gargeyld, p. 110, from Gargou- Habergeon, f. a lesser coat of mail.

ille, f. the spout of a gutter. Hable, p. 102, able. The tower was adorned with Halched, balsed, saluted, emspouts cut in the figures of braced, fell on his neck; from greyhounds, lions, &c.

Halse, the neck, throat. Garland, p. 92, the ring, within Halesome, wholesome, healthy.

which the prick or mark was set Hand-bowe, p. 190, the longto be shot at.

bow, or common-bow, as disGear, s. geer, goods.

tinguished from the cross-bow. * An ingenious correspondent in the north thinks FREIT is not an unlucky omen,' but, that thing which terrifies;' viz. Terrors will pursue them that look after frightful things. Fright is pronounced by the common people in the north, FREET, p. 128.

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Haried, harried, haryed, harow- gaged, promised, (page 160,

ed, p. 23, 171, robbed, pillaged, named, called).
plundered. He harried a bird's Hilly's, hills.
nest. Scot.

Hinde, hend, gentle.
Harlocke, p. 322, perhaps char. Hir, s, her.

locke, or wild rape, which bears Hirsel, s. herself.
a yellow flower, and grows Hit, p. 11, it.
among corn,

Hoo, ho, p. 20, an interjection of
Hartly lust, p. 106, hearty desire. stopping or desisting : hence
Hastarddis, p. 100, perhaps has- stoppage.
ty rash fellows, or upstarts, qu.

Hode, hood, cap.
Haviour, behaviour.

Hole, whole ; boll, idem.
Hauld, s. to hold. Item, hold, Holtes, woods, groves, p. 25. In
strong, bold.

Norfolka plantation of cherryHawberk, a coat of mail, consist- tree is called a cherry-holt. ing of iron rings, &c.

Also sometimes hills. * Haylle, advantage, profit, (p. 26, Holy, p. 106, wholly. Or perfor the profit of all England.)

haps hole, whole.
A. S. Hæl, salus.

Hom, bem, them.
He, p. 5, hee, p. 25, hye, high. Hondrith, hondred, hundred.
He, p. 179, hye, to hye, or hasten. Honge, hang, hung:
Heal, p. 10, hail.

Hontyng, hunting.
Hear, p. 11, here.

Hoved, p. 110, heaved ; hung
Heare, heares, hair, hairs.

moving. (Gl. Chauc.) Hoved Hed, hede, head.

or hoven means in the north, Heere, p. 96, hear.

swelled: but Mr. Lambe thinks Hend, kind, gentle.

it is the same as houd, still Heir, s. here, p. 9, hear.

used in the north, and applied Hest, hast.

to any light substance heaving Hests, p. 48, commands, injunc- to and fro on an undulating tions.

surface. The vowel u is often Hether, hither.

used there for the conson. v.
Hewyng, hewinge, hewing, hack- Hount, hunt.

Hyght, p. 31, on high, aloud.
Hewyne in to, hewn in two.
Hi, hie, p. 85, he.

Hie, hye, he, hee, high.

l' feth, in faith.
Hight, p. 51, p. 11, engage, en-

I ween, (I think :) verily.

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mited, A eck; fram at.

The long

* Holtes seems evidently to signify Hills in the following passage from Tuberville's Songs and Sonnets, 12mo. 1567, fol. 56.

“ Yee that frequent the hilles,

And highest HOLTES of all;
Assist me with your skilfull quilles,

And listen when I call.”
As also in this other verse of an ancient poet ;

" Underneath the HOLTES so hoar."


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wys, I wis, (I know :) verily. shall tye up my winding I wot, (I know :) verily.

sheet. Iclipped, called.

Kind, nature. Iff, if.

Kit, p. 105, cut. Jimp, s, slender.

Kithe or kin, acquaintance nor Ild, I'd, I would

kindred. Ile, I'll, I will.

Knave, p. 96, servant. Ilka, s. every.

Knicht, s. knight. Im, p. 85, him.

Knightes fee, p. 96, such a porIn fere, I fere, together.

tion of land as required the Into,

possessor to serve with man and Intres, p. 111, entrance, admit- horse. tance.

Knowles, knolls, little hills.
Jo, p. 335, sweet-heart, friend. Knyled, knelt.
Jogelers, p. 141, jugglers. Kowarde, coward.
I-tuned, tuned.

Kuntrey, p. 106, country.
Iye, eye.

Kurteis, p. 106, courteous. ls, p. 84, is, his.

Kyrtill, kirtle, petticoat, gown.

L. Kall, p. 107, call.

Laith, s. loth. Kan, p. 104, can.

Laithly, s. loathsome, hideous. Karls, carls, churls, karlis of Langsome, s. p. 337, long, tedi

kynde,p. 101, churls by nature. ous. Lang, s. long. Kauld, p. 85, called.

Lauch,lauched, s.laugh, laughed. Keepe, p. 324, care, heed. So in Launde, p. 178, lawn.

the old play of Hick Scorner, Lay-land, p. 48, land that is not (in the last leaf but one.) “I ploughed : green sward. keepe not to clymbe so hye." Lay-lands, p. 57, lands in ge

i. e. I study not; care not, 8c. neral. Kempe, a soldier.

Layden, laid. Kemperye man, p. 75, soldier, Laye, p. 49, law. warrior, fighting-man.*

Layne, lain ; vid. Leane. Kems, s. combs.

Leane, conceal, hide ; Item, lye, Ken, kenst, know, knowest.

(query). Kepers, &c. p. 192, Sc. those Leanyde, leaned.

that watch by the corpse, Learnd, learned, taught.



“ Germanis Camp. Exercitum, aut Locum ubi Exercitus castrametatur, significat : inde ipsis Vir Castrensis et Militaris ken.ffer, et kempher, et kemper, et kimber, et kamper, pro varietate dialectorum, vocatur; Vocabulum hoc nostro sermone nondum penitus exolevit; Norfolcienses enim plebeio et proletario sermone dicunt He is a kemper old man, i. e. Senex vegetus est:” Hinc Cimbris suum nomen ; kimber enim homo bellicosus, pugil, robustus miles, &c. significat." Sheringham de Anglor. gentis orig. pag. 57. Rectius autem Lazius (apud eundem, p. 49.) " Cimbros a bello quod kamit, et Saxonice kamp nuncupatos crediderim ; unde bellatores viri Die Kemntfer, Die Kemper."

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Liver, deliver.
Loke, p. 323, lock of wool.
Longes, belongs.
Looset, losed, loosed.
Lope, leaped.
Loveth, love, plur. number.
Lough, p. 176, laugh.
Louked, looked.
Loun, s. p. 337, lowne, p. 209,

loon, rascal, from the Irish liun,

slothful, sluggish. Louted, lowtede, bowed, did

obeisance. Lowe, p. 95, a little hill. Lurden, p. 170, lurdeyne, slug

gard, drone. Lynde, p. 176, 178, the lime tree, or collectively, lime trees; or

trees in general. Lyne, p. 92. Lyth, p. 322, lythe, lithsome,

pliant, flexible, easy, gentle.


Leer, p. 342, look.
Leeve London, p. 294, dear

London, an old phrase.
Leeveth, believeth.
Lefe, p. 182 ; leeve, dear.
Lefe, leave ; leves, leaves.
Leive, s. leave.
Leman, leaman, leiman, lover,

mistress, A. S. leifman. Lenger, longer. Lere, p. 55, face, complexion, A.

S. bleare, facies, vultus. Lerned, learned, taught. Lesynge, leasing, lying, false

hood, Let, p. 5, hinder, lett, p. 74,

hindred. Lettest, hinderest, detainest. Lettyng, hindrance, i. e. without

delay. Lever, rather. Leyre, lere, p. 321, learning, lore. Lig, s. lie. Lightsome, cheerful, sprightly. Linde, see Lynde. Lingell, a thread of hemp rubbed

with rosin, &c. used by rustics

for mending their shoes. Lith, lithe, lythe, p. 161, aitend,

hearken, listen. Lither, p. 74, idle, worthless,

naughty, froward. Liverance, p. 299, deliverance,

(money, or u pledge for delivering you up).

Mahound, Mabowne, Mahomet.
Majeste, maist, mayeste, may’st.
Mair, s. mare, more.
Makys, maks, mates.*
Male, p. 10, coat of mail.
Mane, p. 7, man. Item, moan.
March perti, p. 15, in the parts

lying upon the Marches. March-pine, p. 321, march

pane, a kind of biscuit. Mast, maste, may’st. Masterye, p. 91, maystery, p.

186, a trial of skill, high proof

of skill. Mauger, maugre, spite of. Maun, s. mun, must. Maye, p. 30, maid, (rhythmi


As the words MAKE and MATE were, in some cases, used promiscuously by ancient writers; so the words Cake and CATE seem to have been applied with the same indifferency: this will illustrate that common English proverb “ To turn Cat (i. e. Cate) in pan." A PAN-CAKE is in Northamptonshire still called a PAN-CATE.

Mayd, mayde, maid.
Mayne, p. 59, force, strength, p.

88, horse's mane.
Meany, retinue, train, company.
Meed, meede, reward.
Men of armes, p. 31, gens



Meniveere, a species of fur.
Merches, marches.
Met, meit, s. mete, meet, fit,

Meynè, see Meany.
Mickle, much.
Miuged, p. 48, mentioned.
Miscreants, unbelievers.
Misdoubt, p. 316, suspect, doubt.
Misken, mistake ; also in the

Scottish idiom, let a thing

alone. (Mr. Lambe.) Mode, p. 176, mood. Monnyn day, Monday. Mores, p. 46, hills, wild downs. Morne, s. p. 82, on the morrow. Mort, death of the deer. Most, must. Mought, mot, mote, might. Mun, maun, s, must, Mure, mures,

s, wild downs, heaths, &c. Musis, muses. Mighttè, mighty. Myllan, Milan steel. Myne-ye-ple, page 10, perhaps,

many plies, or folds. Monyple is still used in this sense

in the north, (Mr. Lambe). Myrry, merry, Mysuryd, p. 103, misused, ap

plied to a bad purpose.


Na, vae, s. no, none.
Nams, numes.
Nar, p. 6, nare, nor. It. than.
Nat, not.
Nee, ne, nigh.

Neigh him neare, approach him

near. Neir, s. nere, ne'er, never. Neir, s. nere, near. Nicked him of paye, p. 67,

nicked him with a refusal. Nipt, pinched. Noblès, p. 100, nobless, nobleness. None, noon. Nourice, s. nurse. Nye, ny, nigh.

0. O gin, s. O if! a phrase. On, one ; on man, p. 8, one man.

One, p. 31, on. Onfowghten, unfoughten, un

fought. Or, ere, p. 21, 25, before. Or, eir, before ever. Orisons, prayers, Ost, oste, oost, host. Out ower, s. quite over : over. Out-born, the summoning to

arms, by the sound of a horn. Outrake, p. 304, an out ride ;

or expedition. To raik, s. is to go fast. Outrake is a common term among shepherds. When their sheep have a free passage from inclosed pastures into open and airy grounds, they call it a good outrake.

(Mr. Lambe.) Oware off pone, p. 6, hour of

noon. Owre, owr, s. o'er. Owt, owte, out.

P. Pa, s. the river Po. Palle, a robe of state, purple and

pall, i.e. a purple robe or cloak,

a phrase. Paramour, lover. Item, a mistress. Paregall, equal. Parti, party, p. 8, a part.

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