What Do These Middle English Words Mean?

 Middle English was a form of the English language spoken in England from 1066 until the late 15th century. It replaced 'Old English', which actually sounded more like German, and became closer to the modern English we know today. That said, it has still gone through many changes in the 5 centuries since it was popular. How many Middle English words do you think you can understand?
 
 
What did this Middle-English word mean: Verily
In truth
Happily
More
In illness
 
 
What did this Middle-English word mean: Din
Noise
Dish
Bell
Porridge
 
 
What did this Middle-English word mean: Gentle
Noble
Gentle
Doctor
Whip
 
 
What did this Middle-English word mean: Nas
Was not
Will not be
Is not
Cannot
 
 
What did this Middle-English word mean: Hauberk
Chainmail covering neck and shoulders
Large almond-shaped shield
A type of lance
A maker of weapons
 
 
What did this Middle-English word mean: Fetter
Prisoner chains
Street cleaner
A person who prepares chickens
A quill
 
 
What did this Middle-English word mean: Shaltow
You shall
I shall never
I shall now
You shall not
 
 
What did this Middle-English word mean: Liege
Lord
Siege
War
League
 
 
What did this Middle-English word mean: Nyce
Foolish
Kind
Noble
Peasant
 
 
What did this Middle-English word mean: Bane
Destruction
Bone
Core
Daring
 
 
What did this Middle-English word mean: Sooth
Truth
Hush
Calm
Listen
 
 
What did this Middle-English word mean: Tweye
Two
Twelve
Twine
Half
 
Let's Give it Another Go
Seems like you don't know a lot of Middle English, and who could blame you when this form of English hasn't been practiced in 500 years! How about giving it another go? Maybe you can still figure these words out...
 
Well Done!
You did really well deciphering a form of English not practiced in 5 centuries! Not bad at all. You should give yourself a pat on the back for figuring a lot of these out. If you want to try for an even higher score, you can give it a second shot, or look at the mistakes you had.
 
Magnificent!
It's incredible to discover you understand so much of a form of English not practiced in 500 years! Good for you and your English vocabulary, which is undoubtedly epic. Congratulations on acing our vocabulary challenge!
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