Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Haro (interj.) - a cry for assistance raised in Normandy by any one wronged.

Bot now syn thou has teyndid thyne,
Now will I set fyr on myne.
We! out! haro! help to blaw!
It will not bren for me, I traw;

- Anonymous: The Towneley plays (1460)

Pronunciation: /Aru/

/A/ a in father
/r/ r in red
/u/ oo in boot

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