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Lacking in quality and/or quality; lean, thin, emaciated. Anglo-Norman “megre” < Latin “macies”=leannness.


Behaving self-importantly; arrogant. Anglo-Norman “pompe” < Latin “pompa”=procession < Greek “pompi”=parade.

Chirping insect similar to grasshopper but with shorter legs. Anglo-Norman “criket” < Old French “criquer”=to crackle.

To buy something; to grab on to something. Anglo-Norman “purchacere”=to obtain, get < “pur”=forward + “chasser”=to hunt, chase.

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.