Anglepoised Notes

Break out the Mead

After 72 years, the Dictionary of Middle English is finally finished.

“Now, for the first time, what was being spoken in the streets and alehouses of London in about the year 1400 has been fastidiously catalogued. The vocabulary of Middle English, as resurrected in Middle America, starts at “abaciste” (someone who uses an abacus) and runs all the way to “zucarine” (sugar-like).”

Related: The Middle English Compendium Online, including the Middle English Dictionary.

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Paul Love

Written by Paul Love who lives and works in Edinburgh building useful things.