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Wemme, III, 163, wem, scar: pemme, S. Thus, in Syr Bevys :

« Syx hundred men he felled to grounde,

Yet had neyther wemme nor wounde.". . Wend, Wende, Wendes, Wendyth, Wending, going, go, depart.

Went, go, gone; II, 109, turn'd: pendan, S.

Wene, ween, think; Wenes, think'st; Wend, Wende, ween'd, thought: penan, S. Without wene, I, 200. Wepe, weep'd, wept; weeping. . Wer, I, 44.

Wer, Were, Werie, war (verb), defend, fight for ; rescue, protect (I, 164); Wer, where.

Were, war. Were, Werie, wear.
Werne, warn, prohibit, II, 128, 129,
Werr, worse.
Werry, fight, make war, or battle; 11, 42. ,
Wet, what.

Wete, know, Wetyn, known, suspected, been aware of : pitan, S.

Weved, wave'd. Wha-sum, whosoever. Whare-fum, wherefoever. What-lom, whatsoever. . Whate. Wel-whate, II, 74, hot, very hot..

Wheme, III, 7. Wher, Wherein, were. Whesch, wash'd (their hands). Whide-war, I, 158, wide-where; widely far and near. Chaucer, in his Man of lawes tale, Speaks of

-" Chapmenrich, and therto sad and trewe,

That wide-where senten hir spicerie." White the non, II, 152, do not torment thyself, · Whose, whofo.


Whychyd, bewitch'd.
Whyght. See Wight.
Whythe, wight.

Wight, I, 35, strong, powerful; perfon, man or woman. Wightly, Speedyly, boldly, refolutely. That wyght was undur schylde (III, 2), That was strong under a fhield.

Wiht, II, 112, a blow.
Wik, Wike, week.
Will of rede, 1, 17.
Willes, wil, defire.
Wis, I, 77, Shew me, take me.
Wifle, II, 108, 152.
Wist, I, 154, knew.
Wit, Wite, learn, know; 1, 38. Wite, blame, I, 38.
Withsugge, withsay'd, gainsay'd.
Wittes, sense, wisdom.
Wive, I, 39, wife.
Wobigane, I, 140, woe-begone.
Wode, mad.
Wode-schawe, II, 48, coppice in a wood.
Wogh, I, 38, wrong?
Wolde, old. Yn wolde, II, 221.
Wolte, wilt thou?

Won. Good won, often, many times; A worldly won, II, 31, a worthy, or worshipful manjon-house, II, 128.

Wonde, II, 122, wait, stay; III, 141, defft from ; allfo, refuse'd, decline'd, heftateëd, withstood (II, 105). · Wone, delay. Woned, wont; dweld, live'd, or lain. Wones, palaceës, houseës, dwelings, erections. Wonie, dwel. Wons, lives, resides. Won, Woon, Wonyng, dweling, residence, lodgeing.

Woodwale, III, 147, woodwele, witwall, hickway, or heighaw, yellow-peak, goldammer, or golden merle, calld,


allfo, the oriol, and thence, corruptly, in French, lorion,
or loriot, a species of the woodpecker. It is mention'd in
Chaucers Romaunt of the rose, V.657: . ..
. In many placis nightingales;, C.; :

And alpes, and finches, and wodewales, 1"}
That in their sweté fong deliten,

In thilke placis as they habiten." It is frequently noticed in the old French romanccës, and fay'd to make a crying noife: as, for instance, in Fouque de Candie, (Kings MSS. 20 D IX):...

« Ce fut el mois de May que la rofe eft fleuris,

Que li rousseignols chante et li oriolle crie."... Word, II, 17, Worde, III, 119. See Ord and ende. Wordes, II, 238, worthys, things of worth, Wordylye, worthyly.

Worth, 1, 24, 39, what; I, 201, wroth. An hongeth worth thou hye and hard (I, 200). Worthly, I, 9, worthyly. Worthest, II, 105, wert, waft. Worth, II, 119, 135, were, was.

Woso, whoso.
Wottyst, knoweft.
Wowe, II, 132, wall, or windowe.
Woxyn, waxen.

Wrake, III, 26, 83, II, 162, wreakd, revenged. Chaucer has ywrake in the same fenfe..

Wrangdome, wrong.

Wrecche, wrack, mischief; allfo, wretch, caitif, or miserable creature (I, 144).. .

Wreche, I, 123, wretched; wretch. See a note on Launfal, V.393.

Wreghed, I, 120.
Wreke, wreak, revenge. Wroken, wreak'd, revenge'd.

· Wreth, Wrethe, Wreththe, revenge, wrath, harm, mischief. ;. .

Wreye, Wrye, bewray, betray. Wreyede, betrayd. Wroght, I, 200, wroth. Wrothe hele, II, 161, Wrothherheyle, III, 157, lofs of health or salvation, malediction. Wrothe hele is used by Robert of Gloucester; though Mannyng has, repeatedly, wrotherhaile, and wrotherheile; as, for instance, P. 2013 .. “ Therfor the pape of Rome cursed them wrotherheile,"

Wriyyng, II, 186.
Wrthe, II, 94, were. :
Wryt, writeing, letter.' .
- Wymmanne, women.

Wyck, III, 61, wicked. Wylde of redd, III, 2, regardless of counsel, or advice.

Wyne of Greke. Le vin Grec is mentiond-by M. Le Grand d'Aussy, who (and not, as mister Ellis fays, M. de Paymy (meaning the marquis de Paulmy] was the authout of “ La vie privée des François," which has even his name in the title-page.

Wyrhale, II, 43,
Wys, adviseist. Wyst, knew.
Wyght, 1, 185, whit...
Wyn, I, 38, win, obtain. So have i wyn, 93.
Wyste, wistest, knew.
Wyt. See Wit.
Wyte, I, 198, know. Wyte, 111, 69, blame.
Wyth; wight, strong.
Wytherlyng, II, 97, adversary, enemy: pidepliny, s.
Wyttore, whiteër.
Wyttyrly, utterly, thoroughly.


Ya, Yaa (III, 73), yes. See the note on Ywaine and Gawin, V. 43.

Yaf, gave.
Yalde, yielded, surrender'd.
Yapys, japes, jefts.
Yar, Yare, ready: zare, S.
Yarked yore, II, 218, 232.
Yate, gate.
Ybake, bake'd.
Ybe, been.
Ybore, bern.
Ycham, i am. Ychulle, i shal or wil.

Yclepte, embraced. * Yede, went.'

. Yef, if. ,

. Yelde, I; -97, yield, reward, recompense. God yelde the dy whyle, II, 85, god yield, or grant, thee thy wil.

Yelp, outcry, blabing ; boast (1, 201).

Yeme, I, 50, III, 7, take care of. Yemes, 65. Yemes it wele, take great care of it. Yemed, II, 276, govern'd.

Yën, eyes, III, 7.
Yend, Yent, II, 133, 140, through.
Yeode, went. .
Yerly, early. .. .

Yern, I, 135, eager, eagerly, earneft ; Yerne, II, 129, carn; II, 18, 19, 22, III, 82, 83, faft. Yerne, depre, wish. Yernes, I, 53, depres, wishes: zýrnan, S.

Yeve, give."
Y fere, companions.
Ygelt, gilded, gilt.
Yghen, eyes. .
Yharneysyth, harness'd.
Ying, young


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