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The M section of Robert Cawdrey's 1604 dictionary A Table Alphabeticall.

 

Not content with a mere transcription, I have also translated Cawdrey's 400 year old English into modern E2 English, through a process involving the OED, much research and many educated guesses.

The main entries may appear in as many as five parts :
          Original {Corrected} [Repaired] (Modern) <E2>

Original is exactly as it appears in Cawdrey.
Corrected fixes what I believe to be a typo.
Repaired swaps I with J, and U with V, as necessary for current alphabetic usage.
Modern gives the modern American spelling.
E2 removes plurals and verb endings and such, so it links to an existing node.

Each operation is performed on its left-hand neighbor. The results are omitted if nothing changed. Only the rightmost word is hard-linked.

A leading (f) indicates French origin, a leading (g) indicates Greek origin.

If an entry is marked with clueless, then my search for a modern version of the word has come up empty.

Please msg me with any corrections or suggestions.

See Also Main Entry, Introduction, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I/J, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U/V

 

MAcerate
to steepe in water, or make cleane
madefie (madefy)
dip, make wet
maffle
stammer, or stut
magicke (magic)
inchaunting, coniuring
magistrate
gouernour
(g) magitian (magician)
one vsing witchcraft
magnanimitie (magnanimity)
valientnes, courage
magnificence
sumptuousnes
magnifie (magnify)
to extoll, or praise highly
magnitude
greatnes
(f) mayre {magre} (maugre)
leane
maiestie [majestie] (majesty)
the stately port and honourable renowne of any
(f) maladie (malady)
disease
(f) malecontent (malcontent)
discontented
malediction
slaundring, ill report, or backbiting, or cursing
malefactor
an euill doer
malepert (malapert)
saucy, proud, snappish
(f) maligne (malign)
to hate, with purpose to hurt
(f) malignitie (malignity)
naughtines, malice
malitious (malicious)
hating, or enuying
manchet
fine white breade
mandate
a charge, or commaundement
(f) maniacque (maniac)
mad: braine sick
manicle (manacle)
a fetter, for to bind the hands
manifest
opened, declared or reuealed
manuring
dung, tilling
(f) mannage (manage)
handle
mansion
an abiding place
manuall (manual)
done with the hand
manumisse (manumit)
to set free, or at libertie
(g) maranatha
accursed
(f) marche (march)
goe in aray, or goe forward
margent
edge, or brim of any thing
(f) marte (mart)
a faire
(f) massacre
kill, put to death
martiall (martial)
warlike, or valiant, or taking paines and delight in warres
(g) martyre (martyr)
witnes, one suffering death for the faith of Christ
materiall (material)
of some matter, or importance
matrixe (matrix)
wombe
matron
an auncient, sober, and a discrete woman
mature
ripe, perfect, speedy
(f) maugre
despight, against ones will
maxime (maxim)
a principle, or sure ground in any matter
(g) mechanicall (mechanical), mechanick (mechanic)
handie craft
mediatour (mediator)
aduocate, or surety, or one making peace betwixt two
medicine
remedie, or cure
mediocritie (mediocrity)
a measure, a meane
meditate
muse vpon, bethinke
meditation
the earnest minding or thinking vpon a thing
(g) melancholie (melancholy)
black choler, a humor of solitarines, or sadnes
mellifluous
sweete as hony, yielding much hony
(g) melody
sweete sounding, or sweete musick
memorable
worthie to be remembred
(f) menace
to threaten
menstruous
defiled, or foule
mentall (mental)
belonging to the minde
mercenary
seruing for wages, and hireling
meridian
pertaining to noone tide
meritorious
that deserueth, or set for advauntage
(g) metamorphosis
a changing of one shape, or likenes into another
(g) metaphor
similitude, or the putting ouer of a word from his proper and naturall signification, to a foraine or vnproper signification
(g) meteors <meteor>
elementarie bodies, or moyst things, ingendered of vapours in the ayre aboue
(g) method
an order, or readie way to teach, or doo any thing
(g) methodized <methodize>
brought into order
(g) metropolitaine (metropolitan)
of the cheife citty
(g) microcosme (microcosm)
a little world
militant
warring, or beeing in warres
(f) miguionise {mignonise} (mignote)
play the wanton
ministration
ministring, or seruice, or charge to doo a thing
minoritie (minority)
a mans time vnder age
minutly (minutely)
smally
miraculous
meruailous, or wonderfull
(f) mirrour (mirror)
a looking-glasse
miscreants <miscreant>
infidels, mis-beleeuers
misprission (misprision)
concealement of a mans owne knowledge
misknow
to mistake purposely, to be ignorant of
mitigate
asswage, qualifie, or pacifie
mixation <mix>, mixture
mingling, or tempering together
mobilitie (mobility)
moouing or stirring
modell (model)
measure
moderate
temperate, or keeping a meane
moderation
keeping due order and proportion
(f) moderne (modern)
of our time
modest
sober, demure
(f) moitie (moiety)
halfe
molestation
troubling
mollifie (mollify)
make soft
momentanie {momentarie} (momentary)
that which lasteth but a while
moment
weight, or importance, also a short time
(g) monarch
one ruling all the kingdoms about him
(g) monarchie (monarchy)
the rule of one prince alone
(g) monasterie (monastery)
colledge of monks
(g) monopolie (monopoly)
a licence that none shall buy and sell a thing, but one alone
monument
a remembrance of some notable act, as Tombs
moosell (muzzle)
to fetter
(f) moote (moot)
argue, or dispute a case in law
moralitie (morality)
ciuill behauiour
morall (moral)
pertaining to manners, behauior and life, among men
(f) morgage (mortgage)
lay to pawne
morigerous
well mannered
mortall (mortal)
that endeth ere hauing an end and dying deadly
mortifie (mortify)
kill, or make dead, and sencelesse
mortuarie (mortuary)
dutie paid for the dead
motiue [motive]
cause moouing, or the thing, and reason, that mooueth to doe any thing
(f) mouldre (moulder)
make small, turne to dust
mulct
a fine, penaltie, or punishment
multiplicitie (multiplicity)
varietie, or diuersitie of sorts
mundifie (mundify)
to make cleane
munition
defence, supportation, or strength, and plentie of weapons, to resist in warre
municipall (municipal)
priuately belonging to a free man, or burgesse of a cittie
(g) muses <muse>
goddesses of learning
(f) mustaches (mustache)
the hayre of the vpper lippe
mutable
changeable, wauering
mutation
change
(g) muthologie (mythology)
expounding of the tales of the Poets
mutilate
wanting some part, maimed
mutuall (mutual)
one for another
(g) myrrhe (myrrh)
sweet gumme
(g) mysterie (mystery)
a secret, or hid thing
(g) mysticall (mystical)
that hath a misterie in it

 

See Also Main Entry, Introduction, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I/J, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U/V

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