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To demean or humiliate; to lower in rank. Anglo-Norman “abaiser” < Latin “ad-“=to + “baisser”=to lower.

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Pleasant, agreeable, satisfactory. Anglo-Norman “nise”=foolish, simple < Old French “nice” < Latin “nescire”=not know.

Collection of crows, by association of crows with violent death. From Anglo-Saxon “morthor” or “morthur”=the act of killing.

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