Wiktionary:Requested entries (Middle English)

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Have an entry request? Add it to the list – but please:

  • Consider creating a citations page with your evidence that the word exists instead of simply listing it here
  • Think twice before adding long lists of words as they may be ignored.
  • If possible provide context, usage, field of relevance, etc.
  • Check the Wiktionary:Criteria for inclusion if you are unsure if it belongs in the dictionary.
  • If the entry already exists, but seems incomplete or incorrect, do not add it here; add a request template to the entry itself to ask someone to fix the problem, e.g. {{rfp}} or {{rfe}} for pronunciation or etymology respectively.
    — Note also that such requests, like the information requested, belong on the base form of a word, not on inflected forms.

Please remove entries from this list once they have been written (i.e. the link is “live”, shown in blue, and has a section for the correct language)

There are a few things you can do to help:

  • Add glosses or brief definitions.
  • Add the part of speech, preferably using a standardized template.
  • If you know what a word means, consider creating the entry yourself instead of using this request page.
  • Please indicate the gender(s) of nouns in languages that have them.
  • For inflected languages, if you see inflected forms (plurals, past tenses, superlatives, etc.) indicate the base form (singular, infinitive, absolute, etc.) of the requested term and the type of inflection used in the request.
  • For words in languages that don’t use Latin script but are listed here only in their romanized form, please add the correct form in the native script.
  • Don’t delete words just because you don’t know them – it may be that they are used only in certain contexts or are archaic or obsolete.
  • Don’t simply replace words with what you believe is the correct form. The form here may be rare or regional. Instead add the standard form and comment that the requested form seems to be an error in your experience.

Requested-entry pages for other languages: Category:Requested entries. Section: 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z







  • entanglen (to involve [someone] in difficulty”, “to embarrass) — Whence the Modern English entangle.
  • endris: variant form of "ender", meaning "other". [1] — This comment was unsigned. Now presumably only known in the carol This Endris Night.



  • gnastiden, found in Wycliffe's Bible, Psalms 2:1: Whi gnastiden with teeth hethene men; and puplis thouyten veyn thingis?
— to gnaw? --Sije 00:58, 19 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
— to grind? to grit one's teeth? --Sije 21:52, 25 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]






  • lengh From "Tractatus Manuscript 20r", "Tak .i. galoun of fyne hony and to þat .4. galouns of water and hete þat water til it be as lengh". It's featured in a youtube video, where the guy interprets as lengh as "rather hot" or "boiling".__Gamren (talk) 15:28, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]







  • ræde, was previously listed at rǣde, but I think it's a pure error anyway Mglovesfun (talk) 09:26, 28 August 2010 (UTC)> This means "counsel, advice" in early ME Leasnam 19:06, 14 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • rennyngis, found in Wycliffe's Bible, Psalms 1:3: plauntid bisidis the rennyngis of watris
runnings? --Sije 00:10, 18 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


"And broghte hir hoom with hym in his contree,
With muchel glorie and greet solempnytee,"