Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Wiket (n.) - a small gate, little window.

Biddeth Amende-yow meke hym til his maister ones
To wayven up the wiket that the womman shette
Tho Adam and Eve eten apples unrosted:

- Langland, William: The vision of Piers Plowman (1377-1379)

Pronunciation: /wIkEt/

/w/ w in we, away
/I/ i in bit
/k/ k in kin
/E/ e in met
/t/ t in tie

The Middle-English Word of the Day is selected from Mayhew and Skeat's
"Concise Dictionary of Middle English."
As found on Greg Lindahl's website

The example text was found at the Middle English Collection of the University of Virginia Library.

The approximate pronunciation is determined using Carol Hamill's Middle English Pronunciation Guide
and noted using upon the ASCII-IPA Standard