June 4, 2009

The Friday Record - Words from the Middle Ages 1


In the past I've done blogs on Western Words. I'm going to do same thing here, but use words commonly known in the Middle Ages. I've gotten these words and definitions from Sherrilyn Kenyon's book EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE MIDDLE AGES: The British Isles from 500 to 1500. (and I had no idea this book was by Sherrilyn until I just now looked to see who wrote it).

So, what do you do? Match the words with the definitions. As in 1. Z 2. Q 3. G. There won't be a special drawing for today, but leaving your guesses will make you eligible for the plaque I'm giving away for my June prize (see right). Have fun and good luck!

1.Cauda
2.Ling
3.Fisyk
4.Chandler
5.Randy
6.Vassal
7.Fosse
8.Manches
9.Dresser
10.Loophole

A. Made candles
B. Arranged food on a serving plater
C. A ditch
D. Medicine
E. Type of fish
F. A tiny opening from arrows were shot
G. Long Flowing Sleeves
H. A servant who had sworn allegiance to an overlord
I. A train of a gown
J. Promiscuous

Anna Kathryn Lanier
Where Tumbleweeds Hang Their Hats
Heartwarming, Sensual Westerns
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10 comments:

Mia Jalali said...

Oh, Goody! I need my brains for this :) I hope I get a few right.

1.I
2.E
3.D
4.A
5.J
6.H
7.C
8.G
9.B
10.F

Diane Pollock said...

I'll try!

1-I
2-E
3-C
4-A
5-J
6-H
7-B
8-G
9-D
10-F

Emma Lai said...

Oh my goodness. These are hard!

Skhye said...

Since I have that book, I won't post the answers. LOLLLLLLLL

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Lisabet Sarai said...

Hi, Anna,

I love your historical posts. I know some of these. Maybe I can get the rest by process of elimination...!

1.I
2.E
3.D
4.A
5.J
6.H
7.C
8.G
9.B
10.F

Fun! (I swear I didn't look at anyone else's answers until I was done!)

Warmly,
Lisabet

Sally_Odgers said...

These are my guesses - well, I know some, but four I had to guess.

1.Cauda G. Long Flowing Sleeves
2.Ling E. Type of fish
3.Fisyk D. Medicine
4.Chandler A. Made candles
5.Randy J. Promiscuous
6.Vassal H. A servant who had sworn allegiance to an overlord
7.Fosse C. A ditch
8.Manches I. A train of a gown
9.Dresser B. Arranged food on a serving plater
10.Loophole F. A tiny opening from arrows were shot

robynl said...

1 I
2 E
3 D
4 A
5 J
6 H
7 C
8 G
9 B
10 F

carlabuck said...

I'm going to make a guess with the ones I could find. There was a couple I couldn't.
1.G
2.E I'm sure of
3.D
4.A I'm sure of
5.J I'm sure of
6.H I'm sure of
7.C I'm sure of
8.I
9.B I'm sure of
10.F I'm sure of

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

So, how'd you do? Honestly, I don't know that I could have answered this. I'd have been guessing at most of them.

Here's the answers:

1.Cauda I. A train of a gown
2.Ling E. Type of fish
3.Fisyk D. Medicine
4.Chandler A. Made candles
5.Randy J. Promiscuous
6.Vassal H. A servant who had sworn allegiance to an overlord
7.Fosse C. A ditch
8.Manches G. Long Flowing Sleeves
9.Dresser B. Arranged food on a serving plater
10.Loophole F. A tiny opening from arrows were shot

Caffey said...

This was fun! I learned so much! And too I found some neat sites learning more about this time period! Love this type of quizzes, LOL
Now hoping i got it right! Are they:

1.Cauda - I. A train of a gown
2.Ling - E. Type of fish
3.Fisyk - D. Medicine
4.Chandler - A. Made candles
5.Randy - J. Promiscuous
6.Vassal - H. A servant who had sworn allegiance to an overlord
7.Fosse - C. A ditch
8.Manches - G. Long Flowing Sleeves
9.Dresser - B. Arranged food on a serving plater
10.Loophole - F. A tiny opening from arrows were shot