Frequently Used Words (and Meanings) in Chaucer

Over 50 frequently used words and their meaningsin Chaucer's 'The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale'

(SOURCE: Cambridge School Edition)

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Abide
Wait a moment, stay
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Anon
Straight away
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Axe
Ask
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Bad
Ordered
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Breed
Bread
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Chese
Choose
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Clepe(d)
Name(d)
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Clerke
Scholar (frequently a churchman)
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Conseil(le)
Advice, recommendation
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Daungerous
Difficult to please, gruding, reluctanty
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Defended
Forbade
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Dorste
Dared
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Ech
Each
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Eek
Also
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Flour
Flower
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Freletee
Frailty, weakness
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Gentil
Noble
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Glose
Interpret, explain, persuade
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Goost
Spirit, soul
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Hem
them
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Herkne
Listen
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Hir
Their
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Hoten
Be called
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Ilke
This here, this same
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Indulgence
Allowance
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List
If you like, if it pleases you
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Maide
Virgin (male or female)
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Maidenhede
Virginity
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Mo
More
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Nathelees
Nevertheless
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Nis
Is not
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Noght
Nothing
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Noon
No, none
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Pardee
By God (par dieu)
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Quod
Said
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Seith
Says
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Sholde
Should
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Sith
Since
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Sondry
Various
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Sothe/Sooth
Truth
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Stirte
Jumps
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Swich
Such
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Thral
Slave
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Trowe
Believe
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Wight
Person
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Wiste
Knew
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Wo
Misery
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Wolde
Would, wanted
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Woot
Know, knew
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Wrothe
Angry
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Yaf/yeve
Give, gave
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Yifte
Gift
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Ywis
You know, indeed, certainly
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Straight away

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Anon

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Ask

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Card 4

Front

Ordered

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Card 5

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Bread

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