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Someone’s death; the end of something, such as a business, due to it no longer being successful or popular. Anglo-Norman “desmise”=to transfer property by a will or a lease < Latin “dimittere”=to dismiss or send away.

A state of temporary suspension; a period when something stops happening before starting again. Anglo-Norman “abeiaunce”=legal term for the state of waiting for a claimant of property < Latin “ad”=towards + “badere”=to gape (open mouthed in anticipation).

A round fruit with furry yellow skin and a large seed in the middle. Anglo-Norman “pesche” < Latin “persicum” < shortened form of “Persicum malum”=Persian apple.

To sing; to repeat a word or phrase again and again. Middle English “chawnt” < Anglo-Norman “chantier” < Latin “cantare”=to sing.

Large flightless African bird with long legs and long neck, which can run very fast. Anglo-Norman “ostrige” < Latin “avis”=bird + “struthio”=sparrow < Greek “strouthos”=sparr

Powerless; unable to take any action. French “impuissant” < Anglo-Norman “im-“=not + “puissant”=powerful.

Friendly agreement and understanding between people. Anglo-Norman “raport” < “rapporter”=to bring back, to report, to form a relationship with < “re-“=again + “aporter”=bring, carry < Latin “apportare” < “ad-“=toward + “portare”=to carry.

A group of people who travel with someone important to provide help and support. Middle English “reteignew” < Anglo-Norman “retenu” < Latin “retinere”=to hold, restrain, retain < “re-“= back + “tenere”=to hold.

Listlessness, apathy, torpor, slothfulness. Anglo-Norman “acccide” < Latin “acedia” < Greek “akedia”=listless < “a-“=without + “kedos”=care.

A large pot, kettle, or boiler. Middle English “caudroun” < Anglo-Norman “cauderon” < Latin “caldarium”=a hot bath < “calidus”=hot.

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