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WoM: 'galahoth', 'cumant' or ten thousand Mongolian hats

While the AND is primarily designed to give definitions for words found in medieval British literary and administrative texts, what it can also do is offer us insights into the linguistic reality of a...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 27 Sep 2016

The source materials for large medieval chansonniers

How were large collections of lyric poetry (with or without music) assembled? I’ve been pondering the collection of jeux partis (debate songs; hereafter JPs) in Douce 308 over the past few months...
From: Elizabeth Eva Leach on 22 Aug 2016

Word of the Month: body-parts ‘canel’, ‘canole’, ‘eskanel’, ‘chanel’, and which is which?

Part of the current revision process of the Anglo-Norman Dictionary (www.anglo-norman.net) is the provision of (live) links to other relevant dictionaries for every single entry. This places all Anglo-Norman...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 30 Jun 2016

The Philosopher’s Pony Play

Image by Vassil — Personal work, CC0 For all that he is The Philosopher in the later Middle Ages, the most striking iconographical depictions of Aristotle from the period are of him on all fours,...
From: Elizabeth Eva Leach on 28 May 2016

Word of the Month: Decoration

The primary focus of the present AND project involves the editing of those entries beginning with the letters N, O, P and U. In addition to this, the editors have designed and implemented a series of semantic...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 24 May 2016

Word of the Month: April showers

‘Sweete April showers, Doo spring Maie flowers’[1]. From the late 16th century, Brits appear to have hoped that poor weather in the month of April would give way to sunnier days come May, though...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 18 Apr 2016

Sorting out the works of Gautier d’Espinal

Wikipedia’s list of Gautier’s works looked a bit thin to me, so I’ve edited the page (fingers crossed the edits persist!) This morning, first day of the Easter break, I decided to see...
From: Elizabeth Eva Leach on 25 Mar 2016

WoM: 'Easter' or 'Pasche'

Before the AND starts its well-deserved Easter break, let’s have a look at the word - Easter - in its medieval context of multilingual England. While Middle English used the word ester(n for this...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 21 Mar 2016

Word of the Month: Purple

As the editors of the AND work their way towards the end of the revision of the letter ‘P’, one of the entries being rewritten is that of the colour purpre, that is, ‘purple’[1]....
From: Anglo-Norman words on 22 Feb 2016

WoM: Anglo-Norman at the inn (Manières de Langage)

– Syre, ou pensez vous chivacher anoet?– Sire, a la prochene ville, si Dieu plest.– Sire, que l’apellez la prochyin ville?– Sire, l’apellent Oxone, verement.[...]–...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 26 Jan 2016

Word of the Month: Lit

The recent windy Welsh weather has certainly made staying in bed an attractive proposition this week! That got us wondering about what the Anglo-Norman Dictionary could tell us about where people slept...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 30 Nov 2015

Word of the Month: Horsemanship - The Anglo-Norman Horse (part 2)

(Tristan and Yseult in Roman du Chevalier by Gassien de Poitiers, 15th Century) Tristran i fet Ysod mener <1140>E par la raigne la senestre.Caerdins li chevauche a destreE vount d’envoisures...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 30 Oct 2015

Putting a tune to a tuneless song

Gace’s melody in MS N The fifth song in the grands chants is unique to Douce 308 and is thus transmitted to us without any melody. However, its versification makes it possible to sing it to the tune...
From: Elizabeth Eva Leach on 23 Oct 2015

Word of the Month: Predire

Do you ever wish you had a way to see into the future, to see how events might play out? The editors at the AND would certainly love to have this ability! As evidenced by a numerous medieval writings,...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 25 Sep 2015

Douce 308 complete images now online!

Porrus kills Fezonas’s peacock in the first item in Douce 308, The Vows of the Peacock. Image, Bodleian Library. The first thing promised as part of my Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship is...
From: Elizabeth Eva Leach on 9 Sep 2015

Word of the Month: The Anglo-Norman Horse (part 1)

A term that may be familiar to the casual Googler of 'Anglo-Norman' as much as to professional horse-breeders is 'the Anglo-Norman Horse'. Historians may point out that this particular breed was one of...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 30 Jul 2015

Words of the month: Parker, Paliser, Parchementer: Anglo-Norman occupational surnames

One of the other changes in the dictionary entries that users might notice, aside from the new usage tags and the addition of references to cognate words in other dictionaries, involves the content of...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 23 Jun 2015

Words of the Month: giggling, jigg(l)ing gigolos

The starting-point for this investigation is on the one hand the Anglo-Norman gigeler, attested only in one text, William of Waddington’s Manuel des péchez, a didactic and moralising treatise...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 27 May 2015

Word of the Month: Penthouse

Some Modern English words have a linguistic history that is straightforward to follow: formally, they have a transparent etymology, and semantically, they have a sense that has more or less remained the...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 28 Apr 2015

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