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DEFINITION: ING
Son
Importance of the connections between Beowulf and Hrothgar
B. is repaying Hrothgar’s kindness to his father Ecgtheow, when Ecgtheow was in exile for killing a man.
DEFINITION: Litotes
understatement
DEFINITION: BEOT
English term for ritual boast, often a vow formulated via an either/or construction.
DEFINITION: WYRD
Fate
oferhogode
too proud, arrogance
1066
Norman-French colonization of England. Change in Language, writing style
Geoffrey of Monmouth
Welsh priest, created Arthur romance
the “Christmas game”
The challenge involves a legal contract and a test of Gawain’s trauthe personal integrity
trauthe
A Middle English word whose connotations encompass truth, pledged word, faithfulness between lovers, personal integrity.
fraunchyse
the generosity of noble man
clannes
bodily chastity and spiritual purity
cortaysye
good manner, courtliness
pite'
pity, piety
fyn’amor
Courtly love
John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster
main patron of chaucer
palmer
pilgrim who has gone to Jerusalem and brought back palm leaves to commemorate the trip
Harry Bailey
Host of Tabard Inn in canterburry tales
three estates
aristocrats, members of the church, commoners
fabliau
a comic verse narrative generally involving non-aristocratic people in a realistic setting, often bawdy, and usually involving certain stock characters
"The Marriage Group"
tales told by the Wife, Clerk, Merchant, Franklin
Exemplum
anecdote which supports the moral arguments of a sermon
Breton lai
Bretons are the Celtic people of northwest France (Brittany): a lai is a brief romance focusing mainly on love and magic.
Gentilesse
gentle, noble behavior, the gracious and courteous manners or behavior usually associated with one who is nobly born.
KIND
Medieval Term for Nature
Feast of Corpus Christi
57 days after Easter. The feast commemorates the bodily sacrifice of Christ in his human incarnation.
celebrates God made man;
typology
certain Old Testament events were read as imperfect prefigurations of later events in the New Testament
The Wakefield Master
responsible for 6 plays in Towneley cycle including 2 versions of the Shepherds' Play.
allegory
usually involves some kind of spiritual or psychical event being translated into other terms which invite interpretation
1425
Earliest surviving morality play: The Castell of Perseveraunce.
Bede
wrote Ecclasiastical history of English
Absilon
has amazing hair=male beauty/vanity
SCOP
Poet
COMITATUS
honor code: the basic idea that everyone protects the king at all costs even if it means a warrior giving up his own life.
definition: “quite”
repay
outridere
supervises the outlying estates of his monastery
lymytour
licensed to hear confessions, preach & beg in a certain area. (Friar in Chaucer)
riche gnof
boorish, dumb person (carpenter from miller's tale)
hende
handy, courteous, skillful
Glose
Flatter, coax
Aurelius
character in franklin's tale
Dorigen
character in franklin's tale
trouther
pledged word
maistrye
the power to control a realtionship
Free (in franklin's tale)
liberty or generosity
Arvegas
character in franklin's tale
Thomas a Becket
Saint who inspires travel to canterbury