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Archaic word meanings
01-10-2018, 06:51 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-10-2018, 09:23 PM by Mindy.)
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Archaic word meanings
Thought I’d start a new thread because it’s getting interesting. Smile I’ll add more as I find them.

GULCH: an awkward, heavy fall

GENERAL: the public

QUARRY:
1. Prey or game
2. ARROW

QUARTER:
1. Three pounds of butter
2. An upright piece of timber
3. A noise
4. A square panel

GAZE:
A deer was said to stand at gaze, which meant to stare at anything

CHASE:
1. The spot where a tennis ball falls. The spot where a ball falls in any game.
2. To pretend a laugh.
3. A wood, or forest

WARM:
1. To best
2. Rich, in good circumstances

WAL — a bubble in boiling
Also means alas

MART:
1. Lard
2. Mars
3. To sell
4. Ox or cow meat dried in a chimney

MARVEL: the herb hoarhound

MARVELS: marbles

NIGH: to approach

LOADS:
1. The ditches used for draining away the water from the fens. The load-stone was the leading stone for these drains.

LOADY— heavy, double

ANGEL- a gold coin, or an angular opening in a building

HOME:
1. Them
2. Closely, urgently

BUCK:
1. To wash linen in a tub
2. A guy or fashionable person
3. The body of a wagon
4. To spring with agility
5. The breast
6. To swell out
7. To fill a basket
8. To beat

END:
1. Seat, corner
2. Side, country
3. A blue color
4. A number of anything
5. To erect, put aright
6. Pleasure, delight

EVER: Rye grass

DRAWING:
1. Assembling
2. Seeking for a Fox
3. Taking cattle out to pasture
4. To throw, to stretch anything
5. Following a track or scent

CEASE: to die

CHEST:
1. Coffin, arch
2. Chaste
3. Chased

CREEK- a servant

GOOD:
1. Rich
2. Very

JUST:
1. To tilt

JAG:
1. To carry hay, to carry a load
2. To trim, cut, or slash a hedge or tree

Lege— to lie, to speak falsely

BLAZE: fire one makes on Jan 5th at night, in memory of the blazing star that guided the magic to Bethlehem. Yule logs were sometimes called blazes.

PADDLE:
1. A small spade to clean a plough
2. To lead a child
3. To abuse anyone
4. To trample, to toddle
5. To be drunk

PUT:
1. An attempt
2. To travel or go around it
3. To push or propel
4. A two wheeled cart
5. To STUMBLE
6. A mole hole
7. A pit or cave
7. A game at cards
8. A stinking fellow

PLACE:
1. House or residence
2. A Barton
3. A jakes

QUEST:
1. The sides of an oven. Pies are said to be quested when their sides have been crushed by each other.
2. To give tongue as hounds on a trail. “To hay or quest as a dog.”

SCANT:
1. Scarce, insufficient

TAKE:
1. To give, deliver
2. A sudden illness
3. A lease
4. To MARRY, enter a farm, to own
5. To contain
6. To LEAP
7. To blast, as by witchcraft
8. To UNDERSTAND
9. To start to grow in the ground

SO:
1. A large tub, holding from 20 - 30 gallons
2. As
3. Pregnant
4. Thereabouts
5. Saw

WORTH:
1. LUCKY

WOOD:
1. MAD, FURIOUS; famished with hunger
2. A number or quantity

TO:
1. Until
2. Of or for
3. Two, twice
4. Took
5. Compared with
6. To harass, or fatigue
7. Thou
8. Shut, put to
9. Almost

WITH:
1. Twig of a WILLOW
2. Twisted, flexible rod
3. To go with
4. By

WISE:
1. The stalk
2. Manner
3. Pretend
4. To show, to lead out, to let off

JUNE BUG- the green beetle

ODDMENTS: trifles, remnants

OF: in, out, from, at, on, by, off

NEYE-
1. near, NIGH
2. To neigh

NOT:
1. Know not
2. Smooth, without horns
3. Not only
4. A game like bandy
5. Well tilled as a field.

WALK:
1. To wag, to move, to work
2. A flock of snipes
3. A plantation of willows
4. Uninclosed Land
5. To depart
6. To go the round

WATERS
1. Watering places

WATER:
1. A river

OLD:

1. Famous, great, abundant
2. A term of endearment
3. CROSS, ANGRY
4. Old Bendy, Old Harry, Old Scratch—terms for the devil

RED:
1. TO PUT IN ORDER
2. To comb the hair

UP:
1. To rise, to get up

LOLLIPOP:
A coarse sweetmeat made of treacle, butter and flour

LOOK:
1. To weed corn
2. Behold
3. To look sharp meant to be quick

THAT: IT

MUST:
1. Ground apples
2. New wine
3. Wishing good luck
4. To turn moldy

LEAVE:
1. To change ones residence, permit
2. To pass over for others
3. The first offer

TIRED:
1. Torn, plucked
2. Dressed, or food that is dressed
3. Tiered, rowed, or ranked
4. Prepared, ready, attired

WEAk: soaked in water

WILL:
1. A sea gull
2. Passion, desire
3. Is
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01-10-2018, 10:28 PM,
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RE: Archaic word meanings
Very nice Mindy. That is a lot of research. I hope you were able to glean something from it.
Tim
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01-11-2018, 01:01 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-11-2018, 01:23 AM by Becky from WV.)
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RE: Archaic word meanings
@Mindy - Thanks for the info. Very interesting. According to the word "wood", WOW ... I didn't realize I'd been there before. "If you are brave & in the wood" ... mad, furious, & famished with hunger. Yep, Mindy, I've definitely been there before ... actually more times than I care to admit.

By the definition of "tired", FF was dressed ... & "weak", FF was soaked in (with) H2O. He did it "dressed" & now he's "soaked with water." Could be, I suppose. Is the word "brown" archaically defined?
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01-11-2018, 11:33 AM,
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RE: Archaic word meanings
Considering Fenn makes up his own words and definitions this may be counter-productive.
More beneficial may be a list of known rhythm words. This way we may be able to reverse engineer the poem into what word Fenn wanted to use compared to what he used just to have a rhythm scheme.
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01-11-2018, 11:41 AM,
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RE: Archaic word meanings
(01-11-2018, 11:33 AM)filmguy Wrote: Considering Fenn makes up his own words and definitions this may be counter-productive.
More beneficial may be a list of known rhythm words. This way we may be able to reverse engineer the poem into what word Fenn wanted to use compared to what he used just to have a rhythm scheme.

Filmguy,

What definitions has Fenn made up, I am drawing a blank?

Skol Vikings!!

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01-11-2018, 02:30 PM,
#6
RE: Archaic word meanings
Mindy now you're just showing off
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01-11-2018, 02:41 PM,
#7
RE: Archaic word meanings
The kindle version of this one is about $50 at Amazon https://books.google.com/books?id=enmvCw...en&f=false but there are free ones on google books. They're harder to read and search.
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01-11-2018, 02:47 PM,
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RE: Archaic word meanings
(01-11-2018, 02:30 PM)Buddy Allen Wrote: Mindy now you're just showing off

Lol....no I’m not, Buddy. I just thought it was a good and relevant resource and wanted to share because some people not be able to afford these books and I wanted to make that information available.... Smile
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01-11-2018, 03:41 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-11-2018, 03:42 PM by Chris Yates.)
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RE: Archaic word meanings
this is a heavy rainfall of archaic word connections

we need to halt, or pull up on those reins a little, you know what i mean

there are a lot of possible connections here

so many that it's hard to know which one to take aim at, unless you're a glutton for punishment

when i say a lot, i mean the opposite of not a lot of something

i think i explained that to f by private email one time


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01-11-2018, 04:33 PM,
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RE: Archaic word meanings
(01-10-2018, 06:51 PM)Mindy Wrote: LOADS:
1. The ditches used for draining away the water from the fens. The load-stone was the leading stone for these drains.

I particularly liked this one, since both ditches and fens are in my current favored area.
-Barbara
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