Words We Spell Differently Than Modern Dictionaries

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accourcir

“accourcir”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

raccourcir

English:

to shorten

Audio:

“accourcir”

amancher

“amancher”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

emmancher

English:

to put something together; to fix

Audio:

“amancher”

amolsir

“amolsir”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

amollir

English:

to soften

Audio:

“amolsir”

aptisser

“aptisser”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

rapetisser

English:

to shrink; to shorten

Audio:

“aptisser”

arbour

“arbour”

Word type:

adverb

Modern French:

à rebour

English:

contradictorily; oppositely

Audio:

“arbour”

atchipolon (en)

“atchipolon (en)”

Word type:

adverbial phrase

Modern French:

en proportion

English:

in proportion

Audio:

“atchipolon (en)”

belouette

“belouette”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

étincelle

English:

a spark

Audio:

“belouette”

bénaise

“bénaise”

Word type:

adjective

Modern French:

satisfait

English:

blessed; happy; relieved

Audio:

“bénaise”

berdasser

“berdasser”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

bardesser

English:

to be noisy

Audio:

“berdasser”

boête

“boête”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

boîte

English:

a box

Audio:

“boête”

bousouflé(e)

“bousouflé(e)”

Word type:

adjective

Modern French:

boursouflé(e)

English:

swollen

Audio:

“bousouflé(e)”

caillon

“caillon”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

caillot

English:

a blood clot

Audio:

“caillon”

collet

“collet”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

col; piège

English:

collar; snare

Audio:

“collet”

crampougner

“crampougner”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

cramponner

English:

to cling to something

Audio:

“crampougner”

décrocheter

“décrocheter”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

décrocher

English:

to unhook; to separate; to remove

Audio:

“décrocheter”

dequoi

“dequoi”

Word type:

conjunction

Modern French:

de quoi

English:

something to

Audio:

“dequoi”

écopeau

“écopeau”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

copeau

English:

wood shavings

Audio:

“écopeau”

éjambée

“éjambée”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

enjambée

English:

stride

Audio:

“éjambée”

embourri

“embourri”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

nombril

English:

belly button

Audio:

“embourri”

envaler

“envaler”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

avaler

English:

to swallow

Audio:

“envaler”

etale

“etale”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

étale

English:

slack tide

Audio:

“etale”

fanferluche

“fanferluche”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

fanfreluche

English:

trimming

Audio:

“fanferluche”

ferdir

“ferdir”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

refroidir

English:

to cool

Audio:

“ferdir”

ferdoche

“ferdoche”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

fredoche

English:

undergrowth

Audio:

“ferdoche”

fumelle

“fumelle”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

femelle

English:

female

Audio:

“fumelle”

gaboter

“gaboter”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

caboter

English:

to navigate

Audio:

“gaboter”

galféter

“galféter”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

calfater

English:

to caulk

Audio:

“galféter”

galimatchas

“galimatchas”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

galimatias

English:

gibberish

Audio:

“galimatchas”

galouse

“galouse”

Word type:

adjective

Modern French:

galeux, euse

English:

scabby

Audio:

“galouse”

gerlot

“gerlot”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

grelot

English:

a small bell

Audio:

“gerlot”

héïssable

“héïssable”

Word type:

adjective

Modern French:

haïssable

English:

hateful; disobedient

Audio:

“héïssable”

huerler

“huerler”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

hurler

English:

to yell

Audio:

“huerler”

médale

“médale”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

médaille

English:

a medal

Audio:

“médale”

méli-mélange

“méli-mélange”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

méli-mélo

English:

a mess or muddle

Audio:

“méli-mélange”

miâler

“miâler”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

miauler

English:

to meow

Audio:

“miâler”

mottelon

“mottelon”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

motte

English:

a lump or clod

Audio:

“mottelon”

navot

“navot”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

navet

English:

a turnip

Audio:

“navot”

néer

“néer”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

noyer

English:

to drown

Audio:

“néer”

nigée

“nigée”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

nichée

English:

a brood

Audio:

“nigée”

nique

“nique”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

nid

English:

a nest

Audio:

“nique”

raderser

“raderser”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

redresser

English:

to straighten out

Audio:

“raderser”

rambris

“rambris”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

lambris

English:

panelling

Audio:

“rambris”

renfourgné(e)

“renfourgné(e)”

Word type:

adjective

Modern French:

renfrogné(e)

English:

snuggly; sulky

Audio:

“renfourgné(e)”

savounure

“savounure”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

savonnure

English:

soap

Audio:

“savounure”

tracer

“tracer”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

tresser

English:

to braid

Audio:

“tracer”

trapigner

“trapigner”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

trépigner

English:

to pace around; to stamp one’s feet

Audio:

“trapigner”

trougnion

“trougnion”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

trognon

English:

the core

Audio:

“trougnion”

verloppe

“verloppe”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

varlope

English:

a planer

Audio:

“verloppe”

verrure

“verrure”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

verrue

English:

a wart

Audio:

“verrure”

vers-de-glas

“vers-de-glas”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

verglas

English:

black ice

Audio:

“vers-de-glas”

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