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Astone, Astoyne, v. (A.N.) to
confound, to stun, 1203, 2520.
Astony, v. (A.N.) to astonish,
1319, 5871, 9488.

Assay, Asaye, s. (A.N.) the pro-
cess of drawing a knife along the
belly of a deer to try how fat he is;
it was called, taking assay, 3903.
Assay, Assaie, v. (A.N.) to try,
to prove, to attempt, to set out,
382, 2489, 11793.
Assele, v. to seal, 5358.
Assemely, s. a gathering, a
council, 57.

Astoyne, v. to stun, to bruise, to
shatter, 1203.

At, prep. according to, 1633; in,
upon, "at sad wordes" upon
oath, 1920; for, 2674; by, out by,
9300.

Assign, v. to assign, to allot,
1136, 1709.

At, pron. that, 2617, 4734, 9881.
Athel, s. See Hathel.

Aspie, v. (A.N.) to
watch, 7945; to discover, to seek

to

out, 11635, 13680.

Assent, 8. (A.N.) consent, agree-
ment, 1880, 2103.

Atire, Atyre, v. (A.N.) to prepare,
to fit out, 2013; to dress, to deck,
3026; to repair, 13420.

Atle, Attell, v. to array, to ar-
range, 855, 2376, 4304; to aim, to
attempt, 2965, 5727. See Ettle.
Atter, Attur, 8. (A.S. atter) poi-
son, dregs, 920, 926;
= piss, 303.

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Atter, v. (A.S.) to embitter, to
sour, 2281.
Attle, v. See Ettle.
Atyre, v. See Atire.

Aumber, Aumbur, s. amber, 1666,

6203.

Astate, s. (A.N.) rank, position,
grandeur, 21, 251.

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Aun, Aune, Awne, adj. own, 276,

6211, 6808, 13045.

Aunsetre, Aunsetry, s. (A.N.) an
ancestor, 5; ancestry, 6319, 9362,
13062.

Aunter, Auntre, v. (A.N.) to

venture, to hazard, 314, 724; to
happen, 742, 2862.

Aunter, s. an adventure, a hap, a

chance, 5, 67, 827, 1707; a marvel,
a wonder, 150, 153, 2856.
Auntrus, Antrus, adj. bold, dar-
ing, adventurous, 537, 1121, 2186.
Aurthewert, 6887, Aurthwart,

6796; Aurthwert, 7676; Aurth-
ward, 7325; Awrthwert, 1862;
Awterwart, 4892; adv. angrily, in

anger.

Auther, conj. either, 6528, 7761.

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Baillfully, adv. (A.S. beal) miser-
ably, 11983.

Bailusly, adv. (A.S.) sadly, bit-
terly, 9446.

Bainly, adv. readily, at once, im-
mediately, 135, 3370, 8082, 10857,
13220.

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Bak, Bake, s. the back, 1902;
turnyt the bake" fled, 1348;
"to gyffe bake" = to retreat,

9474.

Baldly, adv. boldly, fearlessly,

9742.

Bale, 8. (A.S. beal) mischief, evil,

destruction, 497, 1433, 2136.
Bale, adj. deadly, sad, miserable,
926, 1388, 2234, 2681.
Balefull, Balfull, adj. evil, bane-
ful, deadly, 169, 899, 945.
Ballit, adj. bald, 3848.
Balsamom, Balsaum, s. (Fr.) bal-
sam, 8777, 9119.
Bame, s. See Baume.

Ban, v. (A.N.) to curse, 4935;
Bane, s. (A.S. bana) a murderer,

Banne, 1388.

7926.

Banke, s. the shore, the coast,

1069, 1902.

Barbur, s. a barber, 1598.

Bare, adj. (A.S.) curt, short, 74;
mere, simple, 150, 828; purpose-
less, unproductive, 2502; com-
plete, 483; late, last, 10805; bare-
headed, 2018; unarmed, 5065;
adv. alone, deserted, 1320; s. the
naked skin, 5821.

Bare, pret. of Bore, pierced, bored,

9432.

Barely, Barly, adv. wholly, en-
tirely, 68, 2780, 12090.
Baret, s. (A.N.) strife, contention,
5274, 9336; trouble, sorrow, 4167,
5872.

Barge, s. a war-vessel, 90, 9720.
Bargen, s. contention, strife, 2502.

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befool, 758; same as Bedaffe.

Bastel, Bastell, 8. (A.N.) a tower,

a fortification, 9490, 10569, 13782.
The Bastel or Bastile was a movable
wooden tower used in warfare;
latterly, any tower or fortification
was so named.

Bate, s. (A.S.) contention, debate,

strife, 5276, 5526.

Bate, v. to attack, to contend
with, to rush at, 5914.

Batell, s. battle, 1216; v. to fight,
945, 1322.

Batell, Batel, s. a company, a
division, a host, 1151, 2131.
Baume, Bawme, Bame, s. balm,
8777, 8780, 8804, 9119.
Baxter, s. a baker, 1592.
Be, prep. (A.S.) by, 383, 1291,
8601; as be through or by right
of, 1841.

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Bede, v. (A.S.) to profer, to offer;
amendes to bede" = by way of
amends, 5027; to order, to bid,
389.

Bedene, By dene, adv. (A.S.) im-
mediately, at once, suitably, be-
comingly, 429, 1656.

Be, pres. tense of the verb, 8906;
part. p. 8913.

Begile, Begyle, v. to beguile, to

deceive, 8153, 9279, 11197.

Begonnen, part. p. begun, 1620.
Behode, pret. of Behove, behoved,
required, 12679.

Behove, v. (A.S.) to require, to

behove, 900.

Become, v. to become, to be be-
coming (pret. become), 1712,
1714.

Bed, pret. of Bidde, commanded,

6103.

Beid, s. a bead, pl. a necklace,
pearls, 7044.

Bein, part. being, 9717.
Beire, v. to bear, to bud, 412; to
bear, to carry, 1772.

Beiryng, 8. bearing, manners,
4116.

Bekir, v. to skirmish, to battle,
7714.

Bekur, s. a skirmish, a battle,

8363.

Belde, v. (A.S.) to build, to
build up, to strengthen, to en-
courage, 4541; to recover strength,
5864.

Belefe, s. belief, 1686, 4287.
Belirt, pret. of Belere, belied,
deceived, 715; part. p. Belirt, Be-
lirten, 8134, 8447.

Beayell, s. a grandfather, 13474.

Beccyn, v. to beacon, to blaze, Belive, Belyve, adv. (A.S.) im-

6037.

mediately, presently, quickly, by
and by, 1163, 1175, 2226, 13206.
Belmaker, s. a bellmaker, 1589.
Belt-stid, s. that part of the body
at which the belt is fixed, 5940.

Bele, v. to settle, to fester like a
boil, 1433.

Belefe, v. (A.S. belifan) to remain,
to be left; part. p. Beleft, forsaken,
13456.

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Bere, 8. (A.S.) a bier, 9084,

11567.

Berenes, Berynes, s. burial, sepul-

ture, 4336, 9619, 10132, 12160.
Berie, Bery, v. to bury, 7148,

7174, 8399, 9690, 13786.
Beronnen, Beronyn, Byronnen,
part. pres. & p. running, flowing,
swimming, covered, overrun, 1328,
7033, 9052, 9635, 11141; blody
beronyn, covered with blood.
Berslet, s. a slender bough, a
wand, 2196.

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Bete, pret. of Bite, (A.S.) bit,
12150.

Bethink, v. (A.S.) to recollect, to
ponder, 143, 147.

Betide, Betyde, v. (A.S.) to
happen, to arise, to befal, 2240,
2722, 2729, 9949; pret. & part. p.
Betid.

Betoke, pret. of Betake, gave,

1391.

Betraut, v. to betray, 731, 11767;
pret. betrat, 12026.
Bi, prep. by, 12097.
Bickre, Byccer. See Biker.
Bide, Byde, v. (A.S. bidan) to

stop, to stay, to dwell, to abide, to
endure, 362, 570, 2254, 3483, 5677,
7186, 8126; pret. Bode.
Big, Byg, adj. great, noted, re-
nowned, 1029, 1032. Comp. Bigger,
stronger, 2121.

Bigge, v. (A.S.) to build, to set
up, 1598, 5216.

Bigger, adv. better, 2199.
Biggyng, s. (A.S.) a building,

13452; Byggyng, 1379.
Bigli, Bigly, Bygly, adv. boldly,
strongly, manfully, 691, 6018,
6035; in force, 10105.

Biker, Bikere, Bikre, Bicker,
Bycker, Byccer, Bickre, Bykre, .
(A.S.) to battle, to batter, 2944,
5728, 7271, 7294, 7400.
Biker, s. a battle, a fight, 4722.
Bild, Byld, v. (A.S.) to build,

282, 321, 1535, 1569, 1603; part.
p. bild, bilde.

Bioustious, adj. See Boistous.
Bir, Birr, Birre, s. (A.S. or O.F.
birer) force, impetus, 171, 570;
wind, a strong wind, 1982, 12490;
a thrust, a blow, 1244; a struggle,
a battle, 11141.

Birie, v. to bury, 13674, 13963.
Birle, v. (A.S.) to strike, to thrust

with force, 9061.

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