Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Kaurymaury (n.) - the name of a coarse rough material.

He was as pale as a pelet, in the palsy he semed,
And clothed in a kaurymaury -- l kouthe it nought discryve -
In kirtel and courtepy, and a knyf by his syde;
Of a freres frokke were the foresleves.

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

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.