Daily Word Quiz
a) to make moderately tepid or warm
b) to inspire with groundless fear
c) to provoke, to torment
d) to hinder, to delay
Today's Featured Word
1. a mare ...c1375 Sc. obs.
2. a loose or wanton woman ...1557 obs.
probably a diminutive of the female name 'Gill', 'Gillet', a woman's name
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
c1375 - see EXAMPLE below
"...be his nygramancy He walk wirk mony ferly,
As to gere a woman apere As scho one wgly gillet were..."
From: Legends of the Saints
In the Scottish Dialect of the Fourteenth Century
By: John Barbour, c1375
Daily Word Quiz Answer
TEPEFY a) to make moderately tepid or warm ...1656