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Wemme, III, 163, wem, fcar: 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, 80, 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, Were, Werie, war (verb), defend, fight for ; rescue, protect (I, 164); Wer, where.
Were, war. Were, Werie, wear.
Wha-sum, whosoever. Whare-sum, where soever. What-lom, whatsoever. Whate. Wel-whate, II, 74, hot,
Whide-war, I, 158, wide-where; widely far and near. Chaucer, in his Man of lawes tale, Speaks of
-"Chapmenrich, and therto fad and trewe,
That wide-where senten hir fpicerie.” White the non, II, 152, do not torment thyself, Whosé, whoso.
Wight, I, 35, strong, powerful; perfon, man or woman. Wightly, Speedyly, boldly, refolutely. That wyght was undur schylde (III, 2), That was frong under a fhield.
Wiht, II, 112, a blow.
Won. Good won, often, many times ; A worldly won, II, 31, a worthy, or worshipful mansion-house, II, 128.
Wonde, II, 122, wait, stay; III, 141, defft from; allfo, refuse’d, decline'd, heftateëd, with tood (II, 105).
Wone, delay. Woned, wont; dwel'd, 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, call'd, allso, 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.659:
“ In many placis nightingales;. .
In thilke placis as they habiten.”
« Ce fut el mois de May que la rose 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; 1, 201, wroth. An hongeth worth thou hye and hard (I, 200). Worthly, I, 9, worthyly. Worthest, II, 105, wert, was. Worth, II, 119, 135, were, was.
Wrake, III, 26, 83, II, 162, wreak'd, revenge'd. Chaucer has ywrake in the same fenfe.,
Wrecche, wrack, mischief ; allfo, wretch, caitif, or miferable creature (I, 144).
Wreche, I, 123, wretched; wretch. See a note on Launfal, V.393.
Wreghed, I, 120.
Wreth, Wrethe, Wreththe, revenge, wrath, harm, mischief.
Wreye, Wrye, bewray, betray. Wreyede, betray'd. Wroght, I, 200, wroth.
Wrothe hele, II, 161, Wrothherheyle, III, 157, lofs of health or salvation, malediction. Wrothe hele is ufe'd by Robert of Gloucester ; though Mannyng has, repeatedly, wrotherhaile, and wrotherheile; as, for instance, P. 201 :
“ Therfor the pape of Rome cursed them wrotherheile,"
Wylde of redd, III, 2, regardless of counsel, or advice.
Wyne of Greke. Le vin Grec is mention'd by M. Le Grand d'Aussy, who (and not, as mister Ellis says, M. de Paymy (meaning the marquis de Paulmy] was the authour of “ La vie privée des François," which has even his name in the title-page.
Wyrhale, II, 43,
Ya, Yaa (III, 73), yes. See the note on Ywaine and Gawin, V. 43.
Yalde, yielded, furrender'd.
Yelde, I, 97, yield, reward, recompense. God yelde the dy whyle, II, 85, god yield, or grant, thee thy wil.
Yelp, outcry, blabing; boast (I, 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.
Yern, 1, 135, eager, eagerly, earneft ; Yerne, II, 129, carn; II, 18, 19, 22, III, 82, 83, faft. Yerne, defre, wish. Yernes, I, 53, depres, wishes: 3ýrnan, S.