wimplen

Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From wympel (a veil, cover, hood) +‎ -en; compare Middle Dutch wimpelen.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

wimplen (third-person singular simple present wimpleth, present participle wimplynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle wimpled)

  1. To conceal (especially with a headcovering or wimple)
    • With fayre honyed wordes heretykes and mis-meninge people skleren and wimplen their errours. — Testament of Love, Thomas Usk
  2. (rare) To enter into a ritual involving the wimple being put upon oneself.
    • Rea entred into relegioun, For to be wympled in that hooli hous Sacred to Vesta ... duryng al hir liff. — Fall of Princes, John Lydgate, c1439
  3. (rare) To bend or wrap over itself; to cover while folding.
    • Take soft lynnen cloth & wrape and wymple it togeder and lay it ouer þe wound — Medical Recipes, c1450

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: wimple

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