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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 R.
The chief magistrate in a village or town and was the supervisor of an estate.

Rod (Measurement)
Defined as 5.5 yards, also called a perch or pole. Equivalent to 16.5 feet or 5.03 meters.


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