Mysteries :  The Official GrahamHancock.com forums
For serious discussion of the controversies, approaches and enigmas surrounding the origins and development of the human species and of human civilization. (NB: for more ‘out there’ posts we point you in the direction of the ‘Paranormal & Supernatural’ Message Board). 
Welcome! Log InRegister
AOM-Presenter wrote:
>
> > Without cheating, perhaps you could hazard a guess as to what
> > the following highlighted words mean:
> >
> > Of Absolon and hende Nicholas,
>
> Hende is one that gave me pause. It does appear to be a word
> that has dropped out of ussage. I don't immediately
> recongnize it.

hende (adj.) courteous, pleasant

> > But it were only Osewold the Reve.
>
> Simple. Oswald the REVEREND! Or, as we would still say today,
> "The Rev."

reve (noun) reeve, manager of an estate or farm

> > He (be)gan to grucche, and blamed it a lite.
>
> He bagan to "grouch." Get grumpy. Complain.

grucche, grucchen (verb) complain

> > This white top writeth myne olde yeris, Myn herte is also
> > mowled as myne heris, But if I fare as dooth an
> > open-ers, - That ilke fruyt is ever lenger
> > the wers
, Til it be roten in mullok or in
> > stree.
>
> This white top writeth mine old years, My heart is also
> moldy as my hairs, But if I fare as doth an
> open-ers, - That ilk fruit is ever longer
> the wear, Till it be rotten in mullok or in
> stree.
>
> "Open-ers" doth confuse me. :-)

Okay, so that was a trick one.

open-ers (noun) fruit of the medlar,a tree of the rose family bearing small brown apple-like fruits which are eaten when decayed

> "Ilke," based on context and
> form suggests "distasteful."

ilke (adj.) same

> "Ever longer the wers" meaning
> "exposed for a long time (wers = wear)."

ever lenger the wers, increasingly worse

> "Mullok," a noun,
> possibly refering mould.

mullok (noun) rubbish, garbage

> Same goes for "stree."

stree (noun), straw

> > "Foure gleedes have we which I shall devise, -
> > Avauntyng, lyng, anger, covetousness; These four
> > sparkles long unto eelde.
>
> "Gleedes:" Can't guess. Context might help.

gleedes (noun), embers

> "Avauntyng" = Avarice.

avauntyng (verbal noun), boasting

But at the risk of all this descending into farce, I guess I'm barking up the wrong tree.

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Views Written By Posted
AOM: Anomoly One 137 AOM-Presenter 03-Apr-03 16:39
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 79 jameske 03-Apr-03 20:02
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 78 Doug 03-Apr-03 22:44
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 104 M J Harper 03-Apr-03 23:39
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 77 Nobody 04-Apr-03 00:16
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 76 M J Harper 04-Apr-03 00:29
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 105 Nobody 04-Apr-03 01:07
Cymri 193 nonconformist 04-Apr-03 04:59
Re: AOM: Anomaly One 92 nonconformist 04-Apr-03 03:31
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 97 M J Harper 04-Apr-03 04:17
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 107 nonconformist 04-Apr-03 05:20
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 92 Doug 04-Apr-03 06:47
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 122 HectorChico 04-Apr-03 10:26
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 96 M J Harper 04-Apr-03 12:56
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 111 DPCrisp 04-Apr-03 13:27
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 107 HectorChico 04-Apr-03 14:58
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 111 M J Harper 04-Apr-03 16:30
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 68 AOM-Presenter 04-Apr-03 16:31
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 130 nonconformist 05-Apr-03 02:15
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 116 AOM-Presenter 05-Apr-03 04:57
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 125 nonconformist 05-Apr-03 08:56
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 116 M J Harper 07-Apr-03 02:24
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 96 nonconformist 07-Apr-03 07:17
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 107 AOM-Presenter 07-Apr-03 15:00
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 71 nonconformist 08-Apr-03 00:27
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 97 M J Harper 08-Apr-03 01:01
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 116 nonconformist 08-Apr-03 03:50
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 94 DPCrisp 08-Apr-03 13:52
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 64 M J Harper 08-Apr-03 15:05
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 101 nonconformist 10-Apr-03 02:10
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 144 stickler 10-Apr-03 10:09
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 98 DPCrisp 10-Apr-03 10:59
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 88 stickler 10-Apr-03 12:32
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 115 AOM-Presenter 10-Apr-03 16:01
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 119 DPCrisp 10-Apr-03 16:47
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 115 stickler 10-Apr-03 17:26
Spellinge 110 AOM-Presenter 10-Apr-03 15:41
Re: Spellinge 104 stickler 10-Apr-03 15:50
Pronounciation 102 AOM-Presenter 10-Apr-03 16:19
Re: Pronounciation 109 stickler 10-Apr-03 17:33
Re: Pronounciation 108 AOM-Presenter 10-Apr-03 18:35
Re: Pronounciation 120 DPCrisp 11-Apr-03 09:39
Re: Spellinge 86 DPCrisp 10-Apr-03 16:34
Re: Spellinge 130 stickler 10-Apr-03 17:34
Re: Spellinge 103 DPCrisp 11-Apr-03 09:47
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 105 M J Harper 10-Apr-03 14:29
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 105 AOM-Presenter 10-Apr-03 15:16
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 93 DPCrisp 11-Apr-03 11:35
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 89 nonconformist 11-Apr-03 22:19
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 109 nonconformist 11-Apr-03 22:33
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 93 Doug 12-Apr-03 08:21
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 83 Doug 08-Apr-03 17:20
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 101 M J Harper 08-Apr-03 18:10
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 86 Doug 08-Apr-03 21:23
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 83 M J Harper 08-Apr-03 22:23
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 106 M J Harper 10-Apr-03 14:10
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 86 stickler 10-Apr-03 15:39
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 81 M J Harper 10-Apr-03 16:30
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 107 stickler 10-Apr-03 17:52
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 80 M J Harper 11-Apr-03 22:37
Re: AOM: Anomoly One 110 nonconformist 12-Apr-03 03:46


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.