Medieval English Prose for Women: Selections from the Katherine Group and Ancrene Wisse

By Bella Millett; Jocelyn Wogan-Browne | Go to book overview

GLOSSARY

FOR reasons of space the glossary is selective; a little over four-fifths of the forms in the texts are included. Fuller glossaries, and more detailed information on grammar and etymology, can be found in the individual editions listed in 'Further Reading'.

ð (modern gh, y consonant) is placed after g, i consonant (modern j) after i vowel, ð/ð (modern th) after t, and u/v consonant (modern for v) after u/v vowel (modern u). Past participles formed with an i- prefix are normally placed with the verb they belong to rather than under i (so, for example, idemet will be found in the entry for demen), but a reference is given under i where no other form of the verb occurs, or where the relationship between the participle and other parts of the verb is not immediately obvious. Cross-references for variant spellings are given except where they would fall in the immediate neighbourhood of the main entry.

Up to three citations for each text are given for the words included; but if they occur more than three times in any one text, only the first instance (followed by 'etc.') is given. Where a word is easily recognizable, glossing has sometimes been reserved for its more obscure forms (so that, for instance, the adjective strong is glossed only in its comparative form strengre). Emended forms are not separately indicated here, but all divergences from the base manuscripts are recorded in the list of variants at the foot of each page of the text.

The abbreviations for Ancrene Wisse Parts 7 and 8 are shortened in the Glossary to A7 and A8. The grammatical abbreviations used are given below.

1, 2, 3 first, second, third personneut. neuter
acc. accusativenom. nominative
adj. adjectivenum. numeral
adv. adverbobj. object
art. articleord. ordinal
auxil. auxiliaryorig. originally
comp. comparativepa. past tense
conj(s). conjunction(s)pers. person
cons. consonantpersonif. personified
dat. dativepl. plural
def. definiteposs. possessive
demons. demonstrativep.p. past participle
fem. feminineppl. participial
fut. futurepr. present tense
gen. genitiveprep. preposition
imp. imperativepron. pronoun
impers. impersonalpr.p. present participle
indecl. indeclinablerecipr. reciprocal
indef. indefiniterefl. reflexive
infin. infinitiverel. relative
infl. inflectedsg. singular
interj. interjectionsubj. subjunctive
interrog. interrogativesuperl. superlative
masc. masculinev. verbs (infinitive)
n. nounwk. weak declension
neg. negative

-166-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Medieval English Prose for Women: Selections from the Katherine Group and Ancrene Wisse
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • List of Abbreviations ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Further Reading xxxix
  • A Note on the Texts and Translations xli
  • Texts 1
  • Hali Meiðhad - Epistel of Meidenhad Meidene Froure 2
  • A Letter on Virginity - A Letter on Virginity for the Encouragement of Virgins 3
  • Seinte Margarete 44
  • Saint Margaret 45
  • Sawles Warde I Þe Feaderes Ant I Þe Sunes Ant I Þe Hali Gastes Nome, | Her Biginneð 'sawles Warde'. 86
  • The Custody of the Soul 87
  • Ancrene Wisse, Part 7 110
  • Guide for Anchoresses, Part 7 111
  • Ancrene Wisse, Part 8 130
  • Guide for Anchoresses, Part 8 131
  • Textual Commentary 150
  • Glossary 166
  • List of Proper Names 217
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 219

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.