gyse (plural gyses)
- Obsolete form of guise.
1387–1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, “The Knightes Tale”, in The Canterbury Tales, [Westminster: William Caxton, published 1478], OCLC 230972125; republished as William Thynne, editor, The Woorkes of Geffrey Chaucer, Newly Printed, with Diuers Addicions, which were Neuer in Printe before: With the Siege and Destruccion of the Worthy Citee of Thebes, Compiled by Ihon Lidgate, Monke of Berie. As in the Table More Plainly Dooeth Appere, London: Imprinted at London, by Ihon Kyngston, for Ihon Wight, dwellying in Poules Churchyarde, 1561, OCLC 932919585, folio I, verso:
- And to the ladies he reſtored agayn / The bodies of her[sic, meaning their] huſbandes that were ſlain / To done obſequies as tho was the giſe
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(See the entry for gyse in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)