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SirDennisC
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Oct 27 2012, 3:19am


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You were awarded a full point for the answer you gave... not only did its form fit the criteria of a proper answer according to the rules (such as they are), as far as I'm concerned it's also correct.

Further to this, the listing in the Sir Gawain glossary simply says "romaunce n. romance 2521 [OFr. roma(u)ns.]" with no further explanation (i.e. whether "story" or "love affair" is meant). The number refers to line 2521 of the poem: "As hit is breued in [th]e best boke of romaunce." It is not clear from the context which meaning to take either... though I'm leaning more toward your definition than "love affair."

In any event, I'm glad you spoke up because I think you are owed an additional point for "cheryche = comfort." The listing in Sir Gawain says "v. to treat kindly; to salute graciously." It is clear from that why I accepted "cherish" as the correct answer (aka definition) but I think the v. "comfort" is contained in Tolkien's definition as well. (Now you are at 8 out of 10... very well done!)

For the record, there are five words from each glossary on the list. For some reason though, we seem to have zeroed in on the Sir Gawain words moreso than the others.


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Oct 27 2012, 3:28am)

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A Middle English Vocabulary Challenge SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 23 2012, 12:53am
    Looks fun! Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 23 2012, 1:05am
    Hazarding (definitley the right word!) a few guesses: Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Oct 23 2012, 2:50am
    I'll give it a try Eye's on Guard Send a private message to Eye's on Guard Oct 23 2012, 4:57am
    Some great guesses so far, even some bingos! SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 23 2012, 9:21pm
        I'll have you know Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 23 2012, 9:55pm
            No doubt SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 23 2012, 11:23pm
                I'll be surprised Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 23 2012, 11:49pm
    Recalling my English lit. classes from last century... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Oct 24 2012, 5:16am
    Answers SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 25 2012, 3:10pm
        My guesses... Phibbus Send a private message to Phibbus Oct 26 2012, 1:17pm
            I'm gonna change Phibbus Send a private message to Phibbus Oct 26 2012, 1:45pm
        I had peaked at the answers already DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 26 2012, 1:23pm
    Answers, this time trwly. SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 26 2012, 8:10pm
        Woohoo! 3.5! Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 26 2012, 9:08pm
            Yes, good show Ardamírë ;) // SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 27 2012, 1:35am
                In my defense... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Oct 27 2012, 2:12am
                    No defence needed SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 27 2012, 3:19am
        Woot Phibbus Send a private message to Phibbus Oct 27 2012, 12:27am
            Makes sense SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 27 2012, 1:34am
    These are fun! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Oct 29 2012, 12:45am
        Ah, I see that Morthoron has provided the details dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Oct 29 2012, 12:50am
            Weeelllll SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 29 2012, 3:38pm
                Speaking of context, here is the line nayted is used SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 29 2012, 4:03pm
                More about nayt than anybody wants to know Phibbus Send a private message to Phibbus Nov 1 2012, 5:07am
                    Thank you Phibbus SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 2 2012, 3:05am
                    This makes one appreciate dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 3 2012, 2:02am
                        Over your head? Not at all -- SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 11 2012, 5:13am
                            It's easy to understand dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 12 2012, 12:52am
                    This just in SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 14 2012, 3:20am
                        That reminds me of a dreadful translation of Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Nov 14 2012, 4:18pm
    My career in Medieval Linguistics macmallorn Send a private message to macmallorn Nov 5 2012, 10:53pm
        Welcome to TORn Macmallorn! SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 6 2012, 2:54am
            Thanks! macmallorn Send a private message to macmallorn Nov 7 2012, 10:53pm

 
 
 

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