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Mokel, n. D«. 454, 861, may perhaps signify size,
magnitude, as michel seems to be used in that sense
in P. P. 89, b. of one michel and might. Molifie, n. Fr. trouble, Bo. iii. pr. 9. Moite, pa. t. of melte, v. Sax, melted, F. ii. 414
part. pa. T. v. 1o.
is faulx monnoyeurs.
in number, 10192; in degree, 1758, 6516-adv.
6175, in the morning, 1623, 2491; in the morning
3593 Morwening, n. Sax. the morning, 4232, 15308, mor
weninges, pl. 6457. ? Iofel, n. Fr. the muzzle, mouth of a beast, 2153.
Myft, adj. fuperl. Sax. greateft in quantity, 305, 897;
in number, 10675 ; in degree, 2200, 10614-adv. superl. 563, 2409: it is usually joined to adjectives and adverbs to express the superlative degree, 2205,
9425 Mote, v. Sax. must, 734, 7. Moften, pl. 6024. Möte, v. Sax. must, 232, 1647, 8-may, 834, 4175.
Moten, pl. 10630, 2. Mote, n. Sax. an atom, 6450; T. iii. 1609. Motbes, n. pl. Sax. moths, 6142. Motif, n. Fr. a motive, incitement, 5048,9365. Mought, pa. t. of mowe, v. Sax. might. Moule, v. Sax. to grow mouldy, 4452. Mouled, part. pa. 3868. Moun, for mowen, pr. t. pl. of mowe, v. Sax. may,
12868, 13160. Mountance, n. Fr. amount in value, 1572 ; in quanti
ty, 12797 ; not full the mountance of a mile, Conf.
Am. 187. Mourdant, n. Fr. the tongue of a buckle, R. 1094. Mowe, v. Sax. may, to be able. Mowen, pl. 13967,
16149---it is fomctimes used in the inf. m. M. 287; which thou shalt not mowe suffre, which thou shalt not be able to endure to mowen suche a knight done live or die, T. ii. 1594, to be able to make such a knight to live or die---she should not con ne mow attaine, C. D. 159, she should not know nor be able
to attain. Mowe, n. Fr. a distortion of the mouth, T. iv. 7 ; F.
iii. 716; what do I than but laugh and make a mowe?
Lydg. Tra. 137. Mowing, n. ability, Bo. iv. pr. 4. In the following paf
sage it seems to be used as a gerund; that Mrewes
weren dispoiled of moving to don yvel, ibid. Mch, muchel, See Moche.
Muckre, v. Sax. to heap, T. iii. 1381.
N. Na, for no, 4174. See the n. on ver. 4021. N'adde, for ne hadde, had not, 10212. Naile, 1. Sax. a nail, 6351; by nailes, 1 2222, by Goddes
nailes, 12585, an oath. See the n. on ver. 12585. Nakeres, n. pl. Fr. See the note on ver. 2513. Nale, n. Sax. an alehouse, 6931. See the note. But I
am now less inclined to adopt Skinner's explanation of this word, because I observe thatale alone is commonly put for an alehouse, and I cannot find that nale is ever used, except where it follows the prepoposition atte. In the passage quoted from P. P. 32, b. the Cotton mf. Vefp. B. xvi. has at the ale; and so in P. P. 26, b. with idle tales at the ale.-Robert of Brunne's translation of Manuel des Pecbées, ml. Bodl. 2313, fol. 1 ;
In gamys, in feftys, and at the ale. fol. 38. Or yf thou leddest any man to the ale. I suspect therefore that nale, in those few passages in which it is found, should be considered as merely a corruption which has arisen from the mifpronunciation and consequent miswriting of atte nale for etten ale. See the n.on ver. 12542. A similar corruption seems to have taken place in the name of that celebrated personage in our law Mr. John A-Noke,
whore original appellation, I believe, was John Atten Oke, as that of his constant antagonist was John Atte Stile, sim. Atte Stile is a name in P.P.23, b. and there are many others of the same form, as Attacliff, Atte-ley, Atte-well, Atte-wood, &c. That the letter n is apt to pass from the end of one word to the beginning of another we have an instance in newt, which has certainly been formed, by corruption, from an ezut oreft; and perhaps nedder, n. Sax. may have been formed in the same way from an aitder: the word in the Teutonick is alder, as we write it now, without the initial n. The same corruptions have happened in other languages. See the notes of Signor Rtdi upon his Bacco in Toscana, p. 133,
4, 5, 182, 3. N'am, for n: am, am not, 5730. Name, pa. t. of nime, v. Sax. took, 16765. Nappe, v. Sax. to sleep, 16958. See Knap. Narcotikes, n. pl. Fr. Gr. drugs causing ileep, 1474 ;
L. W.2659. Narwe, adj. Sax. close, narrow, 3224, 14828 ; whan
they hem narave avise, 9862, when they cloicly con
sider their conduct. Nas, for ne was, was not, 1450, 1651. Nalo, pr. n. L. W.928, 2218, P. Ovidius Naso. See
Ovidi. Nnt, adv. Sax. not, 5889,6551, Natal, adj. Lat. presiding over nativity; T. ii. 150. Natbeledje, naibeles, adv. Sax.not the lets, nevertheless,
2475, 3606. Nition, n. Fr. 4701, nation--family, 6650. Naught, nought, 1). Sax. nothing, 758, 770.
adv. not, not at all, 2070, 4820; it may more properly perhaps be considered as a noun ufcd adverbially, Soe Nothing, Volume XIX.
na be used sometimes as 15. it cannot be denied.
Muckre, v. Sax. to hear Mwe, v. Fr. to change, Muet, adj. Fr. dumb, l. Mullok, n. Sax. dung, Multiplication, n. Fr. th:
16317. Multiplie, v. Fr. to ma Mufard, n. Fr. a muse. Mufe, v. Fr. to gaze, F Myself, myfelve, myfélv.
0; x had he ben bol-
4523 an impersonal; it nedete iz : redeti, hem no dwale
, 2 to go ne ride, 9489. 5, 4532.
it is usually joined with
2. Neders, pl. L.W.699.
Na, for no, 4174. See N'adde, for ne badde, ha Naile, 11. Sax. a nail, 63
nailes, 12585, an ou Nakeres, n. pl. Fr. Se Nale, n. Sax. an alehe
am now less inclinea
In gamys, in fet