Wiktionary:Requested entries (Middle English)
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- achaat - purchase? Mglovesfun (talk) 10:53, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
- achatour - buyer? Mglovesfun (talk) 10:53, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
- agasten - to fear, source of aghast and flabbergast
- confortatif — From a Middle French etymon of the same spelling (confortatif); whence the Modern English comfortative.
- dight (sche was arisen and al redy dight - The Knight's Tale) Mglovesfun (talk) 21:46, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
- duren, source of during. See also dure. DCDuring TALK 15:50, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
- de#Middle English "die"
- delycatyf (“of the nature of delicacies”, “dainty”) — From the Old French delicatif, delicative (“dainty”, “exquisite”).
- dy#Middle English, pl: dys#Middle English => die, dies, dice. If we do all this, we can dare to make dice a WOTD.
- entanglen (“to involve [someone] in difficulty”, “to embarrass”) — Whence the Modern English entangle.
- faren - to travel? Mglovesfun (talk) 18:46, 12 August 2010 (UTC) Yes. Leasnam 19:04, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
- fnese = sneeze or similar
- 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)
- — to grind? to grit one's teeth? --Sije 21:52, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
- iwysse - variant of ywis? Equinox 21:58, 9 November 2008 (UTC) Yes. Leasnam 19:05, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
- macrous (“a dish like noodles or macaroni”), plural noun
- menden See mend, emend, amend
- myȝt (‘might’)
- myȝty (‘mighty’)
- pēsen — See the Middle English Dictionary’s entry; whence the obsolete Modern English verb pease.
- pot hole for a mine or a peat dig. See pothole#Etymology 1
- 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)
- rennyngis, found in Wycliffe's Bible, Psalms 1:3: plauntid bisidis the rennyngis of watris
- repīnen (“to trouble or grieve (someone)”) — see this dictionary entry; from pīnen; perhaps related to the Modern English repine
- ryȝt (‘right’)
- ryȝtful (‘rightful’)
- schap Mglovesfun (talk) 21:27, 28 August 2010 (UTC)
- sēven-night > English sevennight
- siȝt, syȝt (‘sight’)
- taille, ("For wheither that he payde or took by taille", Chaucer) Mglovesfun (talk) 10:53, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
- tangid — ModE failed RFV, but Goldenrowley suspects there's an ME. —RuakhTALK 14:13, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
- witten (“to know”) — whence the English wit (verb); page has Dutch entry, hence the blue link