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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 W.
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Wardship
Controlling an estate by an adult while the rightful heir and owner is still too young.

 
Wether
A castrated goat. An intact adult male goat is a buck. A castrated ram (male sheep) follows the same naming conventions.

 


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