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To fail to appreciate or recognize the value of something. Anglo-Norman “mespriser” < “mes-“=wrongly + “prisier”=to estimate value + “-ion”=verb-forming suffix.

A situation where someone is injured or something is damaged unintentionally. Anglo-Norman “accident” < Latin “accidere”=to fall, happen < “ac-“=to, towards + “cadere”=to fall.

Relating to a subject in an appropriate way; relevant. Midle English “germeyn” , Anglo-Norman “germayn”=first cousins, closely related < Latin “germen”=shoot, sprout, bud.

To get something that you want, especially through your own effort, skill, or work. Anglo-Norman “obtenir”=to gain, acheive < Latin “obtinere”=to succeed, win, be victorious < “ob-“=in front of (or as a general intensifier) +”tenere”=to hold, keep.

A strong regular beat, such as the beating of a heart, a musical rhythm, or electromagnetic wave. Anglo-Norman “puls” < Latin “pulsus”=beating, hitting, striking < “pullare” to hit, drive.

One of 16 pieces on a chess board that can move one square at a time. Anglo-Norman “poun” < a pedestrian or walker < Latin “pedon”= a person with flat feet < “pes/pes=foot.

To repeat a piece of music or acting performance. Anglo-Norman “repris”=past participle of “reprendre”=to take, resume or recapture < Latin “reprehendere”=to retrieve < “re-“=back + “prehendere”=to seize.

The group of seven stars known as the Plough (Charles’s Wain or the Big Dipper). Anglo-Norman “septemtriun” < Latin “septentrio” < “septem”=seven + “triones”=ploughs (<“trio”=plough).

A deep respect and praise shown to a person. Anglo-Norman “homaige” < Old French “omage” < Latin “hominaticum” =formal and public acknowledgement of allegiance to a lord < “homo-“=man + “-acticum”=variation of “-age”=suffix forming nouns meaning “related to.”

To claim to be or do something, even if it’s not true. Anglo-Norman and Middle French “purporter”=to signify, to mean, to state or show < Latin “proportare” to carry or bear forth < “pro-“=forward, before + “portare”=to carry.

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