hasardrie

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French hasarderie; equivalent to hasard +‎ -erie.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhazard(ə)ˌriː(ə)/, /ˈhazərd(ə)ˌriː(ə)/

NounEdit

hasardrie (uncountable)

  1. (Excessive) playing of hazard (a medieval dice game often gambled upon).
    • a. 1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, “The Pardoner's Tale”, in The Canterbury Tales, lines 589-592:
      And now that I have ſpoken of glotonye, / Now wol I yow deffenden haſardrye; / Haſard is verray mooder of leſynges, / And of deceite, and curſed forſwerynges []
      And since I've spoken about gluttony, / Now, I'll prevent you from dice-playing; / Dice games are literally the source of falsehoods, / deception, and false testimonies []

DescendantsEdit

  • English: hazardry (obsolete)

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