Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Glette (n.) - phlegm, slimy matter in the throat.

Swythe hit swange thur3 vch a strete
Wythouten fylthe other galle other glet.
Kyrk therinne wat3 non 3ete,
Chapel ne temple that euer wat3 set;

- Anonymous: Pearl (1400)

Pronunciation: /glEt/

/g/ g in go
/l/ l in lily
/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