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The Golden Gloss

The medieval glossary of English (old/middle/modern) words as used in the middle ages. Of highlight are words misunderstood or unknown to the general public (or newer participants.)

UPDATED 09/01/2023

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There are currently 2 terms in this directory beginning with the letter D.
Land in and around the manor owned directly by and which was cultivated for the lord and his immediate household. It was worked by the serfs as part of their obligations and rents.

A term which can refer to the inner tower, keep, or stronghold of a castle. Also used in association with underground prison cells; see dungeon.


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