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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 E.
Unit of measure, using the length of the fore or whole arm as a reference, anywhere from a foot and a half to two feet (variations owing in large part to the length of one's arm and whether or not the measure if from the fingertips or wrist.)

A pottery or pewter jug for pouring water over the hands when washing before and after a meal.


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