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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 3 terms in this directory beginning with the letter H.
Haberden or Haberdine
Salted cod.

An area of land consisting of 4 virgates, or about 120 - 160 acres of land, and is the unit of measure knights and gentry would account for their land in.

A liquid measure, fixed by law in 1423 to 63 wine gallons. For other liquids it could reference anything from 100 to 140 gallons.


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