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An emblem or shield with a coat of arms. Anglo-Norman “escuchon” < Latin “scutum”=shield.

A public disturbance or fight. Anglo-Norman “afrayer”=to disturb or startle < ?Latin “affraium”=brawl, disturbance.

The brother of your mother or father, or the husband of your aunt. Anglo-Norman “unkel” < Latin “avunculus”=mother’s brother.

Extremely unpleasant or disgusting; deserving of hatred. Anglo-Norman “odiose” < Latin “odiosus” =offensive < “odium”=hatred.

Someone or something that causes annoyance. Anglo-Norman “nussance”=injury < Latin “nocere”=to harm + “ance”=noun-forming suffix.

Lacking in care or attention. Anglo-Norman “remis” < Latin “remissus”=slack, drooping < “remittere”=to overlook.

To abuse someone by touching in a sexual manner. Anglo-Norman “molester”=to annoy < Latin “molestus”=troublesome.

To express regret for an action or sin. Anglo-Norman “repenter” < to renounce < “repoentire”=”re-“=again + “paenitere”=to repent.

Dung/excrement used to fertilize plants. Anglo-Norman “manovrer”=to cultivate land < Latin “manu operari”=to perform manual work.

Convincing; believable; trustworthy. Anglo-Norman “credable” < Latin “credabilis”=believable < “credere”=to believe.