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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 305–326.
Published: 01 May 2017
... fragments of the past, Elyot does not avoid uncomfortable reminiscences of the senseless destruction of past cultural objects. Thomas Elyot Biblioteca Eliotae English Dictionary origin myth of Britain national identity © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 487–504.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of other dictionar- ies does suggest that slips were not used in those cases. Take, for instance, the Medulla grammatice, a fifteenth-­century Latin- English dictionary that shows inconsistencies in its alphabetization. These inconsistencies have been attributed to a rule “that words of a foreign...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 93–117.
Published: 01 January 2022
...: An Experiment in Calamity Form.” 23 See Middle English Dictionary , ed. Frances McSparran et al., in Middle English Compendium , University of Michigan Library, s.v. calamite , n(2); misaventure , n.(1); mischaunce , n.(1), at quod.lib.umich.edu/m/middle-english-dictionary/dictionary ; and see also...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 629–651.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of the dictionaries sug- 634  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 46.3 / 2016 gests that the Old English-­derived soule is part of a binomial pair “bread and soule” for which it can also, alone, be read metonymically for sustenance as a whole. In fact both words occur with the same Latin gloss...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 653–667.
Published: 01 September 2016
... la Sorbonne, 2015. xiv, 467 pp.; 34 color plates. Paper eur 56.00. [French edition of the Traict Cawdrey, Robert. The First English Dictionary, 1604: Robert Cawdrey’s “A Table Alphabetical.” Introduction by John Simpson. Oxford: Bodleian Library, (2006) 2015. 154 pp.; 1 illus. Paper $15.00...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 523–542.
Published: 01 September 2015
... intellectual is using a sewing metaphor — a salacious pun on the queen’s embroidered bedclothes.51 Editors gloss the famous crux with reference to the root word seam, meaning “grease or animal fat used in hawking,” to denote Gertrude’s mark of incest, though the Oxford English Dictionary lists only one...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 269–291.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., an emphatically symbolic act. The text makes as much clear with the verb wrat, translated by Huber and Robertson as traced ; the Middle English Dictionary further suggests to form symbols, letters, words, etc.; write . . . to put into written form . . . to inscribe. 19 Here Katherine begins to write...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 49–70.
Published: 01 January 2013
... or corner” Edward II imagines is more pro- vocative than the threat of a divided nation. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a nook as “an out-­of-­the-­way corner” or an “enclosed space” that is “formed by . . . boundaries.”35 Edward II’s desire for a “nook” confines him even as he attempts...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 January 2016
... meer et de quantque en eux sount.” 35 Middle English Dictionary online, s.v. semblaunt, (n 4, at University of Michigan Dig- ital Collections, httpquod.lib.umich.edu/m/med. On medieval optics and the psy- chophysiological effects of vision, see Suzannah Biernoff’s Sight and Embodiment...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of the sholdres and of the bak, with a brode brest, shewith worthy- nesse . . . [and] hardynesse” (110). Thick shoulders and back and an expan- sive chest function as symbols of physical virtues, here identified as “worthy- nesse” and “hardynesse.” The Middle English Dictionary defines worthinesse as “value...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 395–420.
Published: 01 May 2012
... as an example of “nonarticulate” yet “literate” voices, “which cannot be understood and yet can be written down.”  See Frédéric Godefroy, ed., Dictionnaire de l’ancienne langue française,  vols. (Paris: F. Vieweg, – s.v. jargon (sing. masc. n Oxford English Dictionary, s.v. jar...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (3): 599–607.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., but slashes have been inserted in an attempt to show the verse lineation. 4 Oxford English Dictionary Online, March 2017, s.v. knave, n. 4. 5 Sherman states that marks of ownership (from a simple signature to a more elaborate family history) place the book in a particular space and time...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 289–314.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., derne paired with limes means “private parts” or “pudenda.” The MED’s definition associates the phrase with the SEL. Middle English Dictionary, s.v. derne (adj 4, http quod.lib.umich.edu/m/med/. See Carl Horstmann, The Early South-­English Legend- ary; or, Lives of Saints, I: Ms. Laud...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 577–585.
Published: 01 September 2021
...), which examines “how Shakespeare looks as seen from the perspective of late medieval texts” (1). 6 See Carol Symes, “When We Talk about Modernity,” American Historical Review 116, no. 3 (2011): 715–26. 7 The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles , ed. Lesley...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 187–213.
Published: 01 January 2014
...: University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming 2014). 2 Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989), s.v. queer, adj. 1, etymology. 3 OED, s.v. queer, adj. 2 and n. 1, B (n. 1) 1, and A (adj. 2) 1, quoting John Audelay, Fra- ternitye of Vacabondes, 2nd ed. (London...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 215–240.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... Hornbeck, Lahey, and Somerset, 84–87. 56 The General Prologue to the Wyfcliffite Bible , extract from chap. 12, in Idea of the Vernacular , ed. Wogan-Browne et al., 93.40–41 (citing page and line numbers). See Middle English Dictionary , s.v. lore , n. (2) 1 and 8: “instruction,” or “conduct...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 219–251.
Published: 01 May 2022
... to the Priory of the Same in West Smithfield , bk. 2, chap. 28, ed. Norman Moore (London, 1886), cix. See Middle English Dictionary (henceforth MED ), s.v. mesuren , v. 9. Online edition in Middle English Compendium , ed. Frances McSparran et al. (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Library, 2000–2018...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 315–337.
Published: 01 May 2016
...): 269 – 301. 336  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 46.2 / 2016 50 Middle English Dictionary Online, University of Michigan, httpquod.lib.umich .edu/m/med/, April 24, 2013, s.v. meinē (n 2(b). 51 Sebastian’s arguments about the hierarchies and meanings of space in the play...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 293–316.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the first Old English man- uscript dictionary, who likewise explains the Anglo-­Saxon word “Borȝ” as “Pledge, suretie.”44 Spenser lends the word borrowe new life here, reanimat- ing it through renewed contact with its Old English roots, and revealing the unfamiliar meaning that has in fact been...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 221–253.
Published: 01 May 2017
... (London: J. M. Dent, 1995), Passus 5, lines 480 – 81. 21 See Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989), s.v. aught, n. 2, and nought, B n.; both words are first found in Old English, as are nothing and something (see OED, s.v. nothing, A pron. and n...