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Kenelm, pr. n. IS116. See the note.
not a kers, 3754, he cared not a rush for love : crelle
Kerver, n. Sax. a carver, 1901.
'Kicbel, n. Sax. a little cake, 7329. See the note. Kid, kidde, pa. t. & part. of kithe, made known, disco
vered, 9817; T. i. 208; R. 2172.
by my father's kindred,
in kirtels and none other wede, R. 778; qui estoient
ne kithe hire jalousie, 11060, nor shew to her any
seems to have been formed from the knacking or
snapping of the fingers ufed by jugglers. See Cotg. in v. Mataffiner des mains and Niquettrifling
words, P. 215. Knappe, n. a short fleep, a nap, R. 4005. Knarry, adj. Sax. full of gnarres or knots, 1979. Knave, n. Sax.a fervant,properly a boy-ferrant, 2730,
13240---a knave-child, 5135, 8320, a male child...
this boie knare, R. 3849. ce garcon, orig. Knedde, part. pa. of knede, v. Sax, kneaded, R. 4811. Kneen, knene, n. pl. Sax. knees, C. D. 294, 436. Knet, part. pa. R. 2092, as knit. Knight, n. Sax. a servant, generally a fervant in war,
a soldier, M. 302, 1. 13, 15851---a dubbed knight.
See his character, ver. 43---78. Knighthede, n. valour, 14560. Knit, part. pa. Sax. joined, bound, 11298----agreed,
11542. Knobbes, n. pl. Sax. excrescencies in the shape of buds
or buttons, 635. See Knoppe. Knoppe, n. Sax. a button, R. 1080 na rosebud, R.
1702. Knopped, part. pa. buttoned, fastened, R. 7212. Knotte, n. Sax. a knot; in ver. 10715, 1072 1, it is u
sed in the sense of nocud, Fr. for the chief point or
head of a matter. Knottebes, adj. Sax. without a knot, without any thing
to obstruct or retard the patłage, T. v. 769. Knowe, for knee, T. ii, 1202. Knowleche, v. Sax. to acknowledge, M. 308. 1. 20. Knowleching, n. knowledge, 16900; R."4676. Konning, n. F. iii. 966, as conning, cunning. Kyke, v. Sax. to look steadfastly, 3445 ; kijiken, Teut.
ving a tail like a lizard, Cotg. 2755.
168, Laic, n. T. i. 341, 1002, as lay. Laied, part. pa. of lay, v. Sax. ; with orfreys laied, i.e.
trimmed, R. 1076: so this word is frequently used
with silver lace. See Couched.
cloth is meant;laecken, Belg. fignifies both linen and
woollen cloth, Kilian.
entitled; probably a French translation of the La-
Bibl. Med. Æt, in v. Marbodus.
15480 ; T. iii. 59, 743.
Large, adj. Fr. spacious, free, prodigal, 13361; at
large, 2290, at liberty.; til that it was prime large,
10674, till prirne was far 1pent. Largely, adv. fully, 1910. Las, n. Fr. a lacc, 394-a snare, 1819, 1953. Laf, las, adj. comp. Sax. less, 4407, 13047; R. 3045. Laiche, n. R. 1624, as las. Latered, part. pa. Sax, delayed, P. 224. Lathe, n. 4086, a barn: it is still used in Lincolnshire,
Sk. In F. iii. 1950, where the cditt. have ratbe and fathe, the mís. give the true reading-latbe. Latin, n. Fr. a kind of mixed metal, 701, of the co
lour of brass, '11557. Laude, n. L.at. praise, 13385. Laudes, 3655, the service performed in the fourth or
last watch of the night; “ dicuntur autem la::des, “ quod illud officium laudem præcipue fonat divi
nam,” öc. Du Cange in v. Laus 2. The fame fervice was often called Matins. Idem in v. Matutini. Laved, part. pa. Fr. drawn; fpoken of water taken
out of a well, Bo.iii. m. 12. Lavender, n. Fr. a washerwoman or laundress, L. W.
358. In the patlage of Dante which is here quoted Envy is called
La meretrice, che mai dall' ospizio
Morte comune, e deile corte vizio. Inf. xiii. 64.
Round Table, whose adventures were the subject of a romance begun by Chreitien de Troyes, one of the oldest of the romance poets, and finished by Godefrois de Leigni. See Fauchet, l. ii. c. 10, II. They have been repeatedly printed in French prote, and
make a considerable part of the compilation called Mort d'Arthur: his accomplishments as a courtier and a man of gallantry have been alluded to before, ver. 10601. Signor Volpi, in his notes upon Dante, Inf. v. 128, has most unaccountably represented Lancilotto as inamorato di Ginevra,moglie del Re Marco. If there be any faith in history Ginevra was the wife of King Arthur. The story in Dante which is the occasion of Signor Volpi's note is a curious one; it is alluded to by Petrarch, Trionfo d'Amore, iii. 82;
Vedi Ginevra, Isotta, e l'altre amanti,
E la coppia d' Arimino. Launde, n. Fr. a plain not ploughed, 1693. Lavoures, n. pl. Fr. lavers, 5869. Laureat, adj. Lat. crowned with laurel, 7907, 14614. Laureole, n. Fr. fpurge-laurel, 14969. saurer, n. laurel, 9340. Laus, adj. Sax. loose, 4062 ; laus, Isand. folutus. This
is the true original of that termination of adjectives fo frequent in our language in les or less. Consuetud. de Beverley, mf. Harl. 560;“Hujus facrilegii emen“ da non erat determinata, fed dicebatur ab Anglis
Botalaus, i. e. fine emenda.” So Chaucer uses boteles, and other words of the the fame form, as detieles,
drinkeles, gilteles, &C. Lawe, adj. for low, R. 5046. Laxatif, n. Fr. a purging medicine, 2758, 14949. Lay, n. Sax. law, religious profession, 4796, 10332. Lay, n. Fr. a species of poem, 9755, 11259. See the
Discourse, &*c. n. 24. Lay, pa. t. of lie, or ligre, 972; layer, pl. 3210. Lazar, n. Fr. a leper, 242. Leche, n. Sax. a physician, 3902; leche-craft, 2747,
the skill of a physician. Leche, v. to beal, C. D.852. Volume XIV.