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ST. ii. 935; part. pa: { 2984, 97620

Abawed, part. pa. Fr.efbabi, astonished, R. 3646; I

was abawed for marveile. Orig. Moult m'esbahy de

la merveille. Abegge, abeye, abie, v. Sax. to suffer for, 3936, 12034,

16162. Abet, n. Sax. help, T. ii. 357. Abide, v. Sax, to stay, 3131,3. Abidden Abidens Abit for abideth, 16643 ; R. 4977. Able, adj. Fr. fit, proper, 167; R. 986. Abote, part. pa. of abate, C. D. 1290. Abought, part. pa. of abegge, 2305. Abouten, prep. Sax. on-butan, about, 2191, 4146. Abraide, v. Sax. to awake, to start, 4188. See Braide. Abraide, pa. t. awaked, started, 8937, 10791, 15014. Abrede, adv. Sax. abroad, R. 2563. Abrege, v. Fr. to Morten, to abridge, 9531. Abroche, v. Fr. to tap, to set abroach; spoken of a vef

fel of liquor, 5759. Abufron, n. Fr. abuse, impropriety, T. iv. 990. Accele, n. Fr. properly the approach of a fever, a fe

B. K. 136. Accidie, n. Fr. from Axnfia, Gr. negligence; arising

from discontent, mclancholy, &c.P.218, feq. Accord, n. Fr. agreement, 840.

v. Fr. to agree, 832. Accordeden, pa. t. pl. L.W. 168. 2

10417,

ver,

According; } part. pr. {65462

Accuse, v. Fr. to discover, R. 1591.
Achate, n. Fr. purchase, 573.
Achatour, n. Fr. a purchaser, a caterer, 570.
Acheked, part. pa. Sax. choked, L. W. 2006.
Acheve, v. Fr. to accomplish, R. 2049, 4600,
Ackele, ( akele) v. Sax. to cool, C. L. 1076.

Acloye, v. A. F. 517, may perhaps mean to cloy, to

embarrafs with fuperfluity. Acoie, v. Fr. to make quiet, R. 3564. Acomberd, part. pa. Fr. encombered, sto. Acroke, adj. Fr. crooked, awkward, C. L. 378. Adawe, v. Sax. to awake, 10274, T. iii. 11 26. Ado, v. Sax. to do; it is used to express the Fr. à

faire, to have ado, R. 3036, to have to do; and don all that they han ado, R. 5080, Et facent ce qu'ils

doivent faire, orig. 4801, Adon, (corruption of of-don) part. pa. Sax. done away,

L.W. 2582. Adon, pr. n. Adonis, 2226. Adoun, adv. Sax. downward, 2417---below, 17054. Adrad, adradde, part. pa. of adrede, v. Sax. afraid,

607, 3425. Adriane for Ariadne, pr. n. 4487. Advertence, n. Fr. attention, T. iv. 697. Advocacies, n. pl. Fr. law-suits, T. ii. 1469. Advocas, n. pl. Fr. lawyers, advocates, 12225. Afered, aferde, part.pa. Sax. afraid, frightened, 12218,

T. ii. 606. Affecte, n. Lat. affection, R. 5486, T. iii. 1397. Affermed, part. pa. Fr. confirmed, 235-1, L. W.790. Affie, v. Fr to trust, R. 3155. Afray, v. Fr. to affright, 8331.

n. Fr. disturbance, 555" fear, R. 4397. Affrikan, pr. n. the elder Scipio A111-anus, A. F. 41. Ăfile, v. Fr. to file, polith, 714. Aforen, aforne, afore, adv. & prep. Sax. æt-poran,

before, Again, prep. Sax. on-gean, against, 2453, 10456;

toward, 4811, 5419-adv. 993, 10456.
Ayaste, v. Sax. to terrify, 1509.
Agaf, for agafted, part. pa. terrified, 2343.
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Agathon, pr, n. L:W. 526. I have nothing to say con-
Scerning this writer, except that one of the same
name is quoted in the prol. to the tragedie of Cam-
bises, by Thomas Preston. There is no ground for
fuppofing, with Glof. Ur. that a philosopher of Sa-

mos is meant, or any of the Agathoes of antiquity.
Ageins, prep. 12667, as again.
Agen, adv. 803, as again.
Agilte, v. Sax. to offend, to sin against, P.147,271.–

Agilte, for agilted, pa. t. sinned, 5674.
Ago,agon, for ygon, part.pa. Sas. gone, paft,2338,6445.
Agree, Fr. à gré, in good part, R. 4349.
Agrefe, ('a'grefe) in grief, 14899, T. iii. 864.
Agrege, v. Fr. to aggravate, M. 247.
Agreved, part. pa. Fr. injured, agrieved, 4197, L. W.

345.
Agrise, v. Sax. to shudder, 5034-to make to shud-

der, 7231. Agrofe, pa. t. shuddered, trembled, T. ii. 930, L. W.

830. Agrotzd, part. pa.cloyed, surfeited; agrotone with mete

or drinke. Ingurgito. Prompt. Parv. Aguiler, n. Fr, a needle-case, R. 98. A juft, v. Fr. to apply, Bo. ii. pr. 3. Akehorns, n. pl. Sax. acorns, Bo. i. m. 6. Alnowe, part. pa. Sax. to ben aknowe, C. L. 1199,

to confeis; I am aknowe, Bo. iv. pr. 4, I acknow

ledge. Al, alle, adj. Sax. all; al and fom, 5673, 11910, the

whole thing ; at al, 8921, 9098, in the whole; over all, 7666,8924, through the whole; in alle manere wile, 13276, by every kind of means; at alle rightes,

2102, with every thing requisite. Alain, pr. n. A. F. 316, a poet and divine of the 12th

century, Belide his Planctus Natura, or Plaint of

Kinde, which is here quoted, he wrote another poem in Latin verse called Anticlaudianus, to which our Author alludes in F. ii. 478. For the rest of his works see Fabric. Bibl. Med. Æt. in v. Alanus de InJulis. Alder, aller, gen. ca. pl. of all, 801, 825; it is fre

quently joined in composition with adjectives of the fuperl. deg. alderfirst, 9492; alderlaít, B. K. 504;

alderlevelt, T. iii. 240, firit, last, dearest of all. Al,all, adv. Sax. generally answers to the Lat.om

nino ; al alone, 9200, quite alone; al hol, 11762, entire; al holly, 6678, entirely; all in one, C. D. 670, at the same time; all newe, 13308, anew; al only, 13385, T. iv. 1096, folely, lingly. It is sometimes used elliptically for although, or all be it that, 2266, all tell I not as now his observances; 2477,

all be ye not of o complexion. Alarged, part. pa. Fr. eflargi, given largely,C. D. 156. Alauns, n. pl. a species of dog. See the n. on ver. 2150.

They were much esteemed in Italy in the 14th century. Gualv. de la flamma, (ap. Murator. Antiq. Med. Æ. t. II. p. 394,] commends the governors of Milan,“ quod equos emiffarios equabus magnis “ commiscuerunt, et procreati sunt in nostro terri“torio Destrarii nobiles, qui in magno pretio haben

tur. Item Canes Alanos altr staturæ et mirabilis “ fortitudinis nutrire ftuduerunt." Alaye, n. Fr. allay, a mixture of base metal, 9043. Albification, n. Lat. a chymical term for making white,

16273. Alcaly, n. Arab. a chymical term for a species of salt,

16278. Alchymistre, n. Fr. alchymist, 16672. Aldrian, pr. n. a star on the neck of the Lion, Sp. 10579

Ale and bred, 13301. This oath of Sire Thopas on ale

and bred was perhaps intended to ridicule the folemn vows which were frequently made in the days of chivalry to a peacock, a pheasant, or some other noble bird. See M.de Sainte Palaye, Sur l'anc.cheval. Mem. Illme. I will add here, from our own history, a most remarkable instance of this strange practice. When Edward I. was fetting out upon his last expedition to Scotland in 1 306, he knighted his eldest son and several otheryoung noblemen with great folemnity. At the close of the whole, (fays Matthew of Westminster, p. 454,)“ Allati sunt in pompaticâ gloria “ duo cygni vel olores ante regem, phalerati retibus « aureis vel Sítulis deauratis, desiderabile spectacu“lum intuentibus. Quibus visis, Rex votum vovit Deo cæli et cygnis se proñcifci in Scotiam, mortem Jo“hannis Comynet fidem la fam Scotorum vivus five “ mortuus vindicaturus,” &c. 'This practise is alluded to in Dunbar's wish that the king were Yobne Tbomfornis man, mf. Maitland, It. 5.;

I wold gif all that ever I have
To that condition, so God me faif,
'That ye had vowit to the swan

Ane yeir to be Johne Thomsonnis man.
And so in the Prol. to the Contin. of 'The Cant. T.

ver. 452, the Hosteler says make a vowe to the

pecock ther shall wake a foule mift. Alege, n. Fr. to alleviate, R. 6626. silegrance, n. Fr. alleviation, C. D. 1688. Aleis, n. Fr. olise, the lote-tree, R. 1377. Alembikes, n. pl. Fr. veslels for diflilling, stills, 16262. Ale-fiake, n. Sax. a fake set up before an alehouse by

way of lign, 12255. Aleye, n. Fr. an alley, 13491.

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