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By Joseph T. Shipley

Joseph T. Shipley’s tome Dictionary of Early English presents an indispensible and exceptional reference software at the learn of early English. With a preface by way of Mark Van Doren and an intensive headword checklist, this dictionary brings to gentle the phrases, recommendations, and vocabulary of old English. Joseph T. Shipley has written and edited numerous books, dictionaries, and anthologies together with The Origins of English phrases, glossy French Poetry, An Anthology, and Dictionary of worldwide Literature.

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Means relating to terato- figs, Used in Laya- Witless, foolish. aestivate. spasmato- natural marvels, scopy, prodigies, used old aerwene. stercomancy, twitchings. bodily hope -less. aerwitte. scatomancy, feces, dung, selenomancy, the moon, sideromancy, hot metal, sorti- mancy, word for suffix mon's BRUT pyromancy, flames; ceneromancy, ashes; retrotephramancy, tracings in ashes, over one's seen looking mancy, things shoulder, rhabdomancy, a rod or wand. lege, An wen. Layamon, in BRUT (1205) aerwene to mean without hope.

Also, to prefer. by Chapman; 1598) an early form of affect, via from Latin affectare, shape, I affected wealth, or Marlowe in HERO AND LEANDER afaiter fit A affect frequentative of afficere, affectum; ad, to 4- facere, to make, to do. It meant to influence; Have honour? (TWELFTH NIGHT): Maria told me once, she did affect me. (LEAR): Who having beene prais'd for bluntnesse, doth of aether, aeviternal. afait. for; show a to adeternity, from Latin aevum, age 4- the jective suffix. Thus T. Stanley in the HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY (1660) mentions the at.

1880) says: agerasy. expect. To aggerate. ENDYMION they mean by peace is at a premium, and To take cattle in, for pasture, at To agist cattle; also, to agist the pasture cattle in the forest. Per- haps from French a giste, for pasture, perhaps from adgistare (a Late Latin form after the French); Latin jacitare, intensive, of Hence drive in westernesse. frequentative To heap agistage, agistation, agistment, the process of agisting, of pasturing or of opening aggeratum, to up. Latin aggerare, pile; agger, a heap, whence the of heaps.

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