Thursday, November 15, 2007


Tuhten (v.) - to draw, persuade, discipline.

the untohe lefdi, and his lust leareth,
ah efter thet Wit nle thet is husebonde,
tuhten ant teachen thet Wit ga euer biuore
ant teache Wil efter him to al thet he dihteth

- Anonymous: Sawles warde (1240)

Pronunciation: /tutEn/

/t/ t in tie
/u/ oo in boot
/E/ e in met
/n/ n in no

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