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814, o that God were willing! ne zolde God!
11068, God forbid ! Wold, part. pa, willed, been willing, M, 245, 284;
Womanhedo, n. womanhood, the virtue of a woman,
E951, Wonde, v. Sax. wandian, to defist through fear,L.W
1185. Wonde, pa. t. C. M. V. 102, may perhaps be deduced from winde, to turn, to bend. See T. i. 257.;
The yerde is bet that bowen wol and winde
Than that that breit.' 11orde, pa. t. of zvoni, dwelled, L. W. 2241. Hunder, adj. Sax. wonderful, 2075, 5465. W010, n. Sax. custom, ufage, 337, 13434; Du. 475
habitation, 7687, 13730-aheap, an assembly, R.
1673;L. W. 2159. Wone, v. Sax. to dwell, 7745. Worreden, pa. t. pl. dwelled, 2929. IV oned, part. pa. wont, accustomed, T. i. 511; Du.
140. Woning, n. Sax. a dwelling, 608. Worne, part. pa. of cinne, v. Sax. won, conquered,
51,59-begotten, L. W. 2553. W"ont, part. pa. of rólic, accustomed, Do. iv. pr. 4, Wood, adj. as Wode. Woodness, n. madness, 3452, 12430, Wordles, adj. Sax. speechless, C. D. $14. Worldes, gen. ca. of world, n. Sax. is used in the sense
of the adj. ccorld!y; every worldes fore, 2851; my
worldrs blis, 15206. Wort, n. Sax.,a cabbage, 8102, 13227-new beer in
a hate of fermentation, 16281. Hot!, V. Sax. to be, to go, C. M. 95; wo worthe! T. ii. 344,5,6, unhappy be, or wobe to !-to climb,
to mount, 13681; T. ii. 1OI1. Wot, for wotefi, 1165, 176,6144, knowest. Wote, wot, v. Sax. to know, 1142, 1262,4,5-Wot,
pa. t. knew, 4856. Wowe, (rather woe) v. Sax. to woo, T. v. 791;L. W.
I 245. Woxe, pa. t. of waxe, or wexe, v. Sax. grew, 7703. Woxen, part. pa. grown, 'T. v. IOI4. Wraie, v. Sax. to betray, discover, T. iii. 285. Wrathen, inf. m. v. Sax. to make angry, 17029; P.
144 Wrawe, adj. Sax. peevith, angry, 16995; wrawe, fro
ward, ungoodly; perverfus, bilofus, Prompt. Paru. Wrazvnefs, n. peevishness, P. 219. Wray, v. 11256, as Wraie. Wrecbe, n. Sax. revenge, 14521, 14533. Wrenches, n. pl. Sax, frauds, stratagems, 16549. Wrest, v. Sax. to twist, B. K. 48; the nightingale with
so great might hire voice began out wrefto turn
forcibly, T. iv. 1427. Wretcbes, Bo. ii. pr. 7, Mould probably be wretched. Wretben, part. pa. of writbe, F. L. 57; wrethen in fere, twisted together ; in Urry's edit. it is printed
-within in fere. Wreye, v. 3503, 7, as Wraie. Wrie, v. Sax. to cover, 7409; R. 6795-to turn, to
incline, 17211; T. ii. 906. Wright, n. Sax. a workman, 616. Wrine, for zuricn, inf. m. of wrie, R. 6684. Wring, v. Sax. to squeeze fo as to express moisture,
13706. Writbe, v. Sax. to twist, to turn aside, 3283; T. iy.
986. Writhing, n. a turning, 10441.
Wronge, part. pa. of suring; his hondes wronge, T.
iv. 1171: later writers have used the same expresa sion of distress. I suppose it means to clasp the hands, and squeeze them strongly one against the other. I do not recollect a similar expression in any other
language. Wrote, v. Sax. to dig with the snout as swine do, P.
150; or like a worm that wroteth in a tree, Lydg. Wrougbt, part. pa. of worke, v. Sax. made, 11184.
Y Y, at the beginning of many words, especially verbs
and participles, is merely a corruption of the Saxon Je, which has remained uncorrupted in the other collateral branches of the Gothick language; what the
power of it may have been originally it is impossible I apprehend now to determine : in Chaucer it does not appear to have any effect upon the fenfe of a word, so that there feems to be no necessity for inserting in a gloffary such words as yblefjed, ygranted, &c. which differ not in signification from blefjed, granted, 86. Some however of this sort are inserted, which
may ferve at least to thew more clearly the extent of this practice in Chaucer's time. Several other words are shortly explained under this letter, of which a more full explanation may be found un
der their respective second letters. Ya, adv. Sax. yta, 3455,8231 ; it is used emphatical
ly with both, 4827, ya botbe yonge and olde; 6832,
ye bothe faire and good. Yaf, pa. t. of geve, v. Sax. gave, 498, 1902. Yalte, for yelte, R. 4904, yalte him, yieldeth himself;
fe rend, orig. Yare, adj. Sax. ready, L.W. 2258. laie, n. Sax. a gate, 8889.
l'ave, pa. t. of yeve, gave, 304, 602. robe, part. pa. been, 10275. F-beried, part. pa. buried, 948. 7-bete, 981. See the note, and R. 837. Y-blent, part. pa. of bland, R. 1610, blinded. 7-blent, part, pa. of blenche, 3751, Shrunk, started aside.
See the note on ver. 1080. Y-blint, part. pa. 3806, blinded. 7-bore, part. pa. of bere, 380, born, carried. Y-bourded, part. pa. jefted, A. F. 589. T-brent, part. pa, of brenne, 948, burned. ?-chaped, part. pa. 368, furnished with chapes, from
chappe, Fr. 7-clouted, part. pa, R. 223, wrapped in clouts or rags. 2*-corven, part. pa. 2015, cut. See Corven, 1-coupled, part. pa. 9095. r-crased, part. pa. Du. 324, broken. 2-deled, part. pa. 7831, distributed. Y-dight, part. pa. T. v. 541, adorned. Y-do, part. pa. 2536, done, finished. 2-drawe, part. pa. 946, drawn. re, adv. Sax, as Ya, 9212; ye wis, T. ii. 887, yea cer
tainly. Yeddinges, 237. See the note. The Prompt. Parv. makes
yedding to be the same as gesie, which it explains thus; geeft or romawnce, geftio. So that of yeddinges may perhaps mean of story-telling. Yede, part. pa. of yedi, v. Sax. went, 13249, 16609. l'efte, n. Sax. a gift, 9185; peftes, pl. 2200, 9186. Telde, v. Sax. to yield, to give, 6494, 8719-to pay,
5712; God yelde you! 7759, God reward you! Yelleden, pa. t. pl. of yelle, v. Sax. 15395. Welpe, v. Sax. to prate, to boalt, 2240; T. iii. 308. l'elte, for geldetb, T. i. 386.
Yeman, n. Sax. a fervant of middling rank; a bailif,
6962, 6977—the Knightes Yeman. See his character, ver. 101–17--the Chanones Yeman. See his Prologue, ver. 16022–16187-Yemen, pl. 2511,
2730. See the n. on ver. Ioi. Yemanrie,n.the rank of yeoman. See then.on ver.101. Yerde, n. Sax. a rod or staff, 149; T. ii. 154; under the
gierde, 13027. See the note. Yere, for yeres, n. pl. Sax. years, 4919, 11125. Terne, adj. Sax. briik, eager, 3257. Yerne, adv. briskly, eagerly, 6575,12332 ; early, T. iii.
337; as rerne, T. ii. 151, T. iv. 112, foon, imme
diately. Verne, v. to desire, to seek eagerly, T. iii. 152, T. iv.
198. Yerning, n. activity, diligence, R. 5951; efveil, orig. ?eten, part. pa. R. 5702, gotten. Yeve, v. Sax. to give, 507,613. Yeven, yeve, part. pa. given, 1088, 1091, 7135. Y-falle, part. pa. 25, fallen. 7-feined, part. pa. 8405 ; lordes hestes may not ben y-feined, the commands of sovereigns may not be executed with a feigned pretended zeal, they must
be executed strictly and fully. 7-fette, part. pa. 10488, fetched. r.fonden, part. pa. 10154, found. Y-fostered, part. pa. 3944, educated. 7-freten, part. pa. L.W. 1949, devoured. r-geten, part. pa. 3564, gotten. Y-giofed, part. pa. 16983, Haitered. Y-glued, part. pa. 10496, glewed, fastened with glew. 10-89, part. pa. 288, gone. Y-grave, part. pa. 6078, buried. Y-balowed, part. pa. L.W. 1869, kept holy. r-berd, part. pa. 3736, covered with hair.