Piers Plowman Glossary

Piers Plowman Glossary

Marvel

to be in awe of/shocked, usually by way of admiration

Hermit

a person living in solitude by themselves

Wist

Olden word for "wit", which is to be clever and funny

Wandering

travelling aimlessly from place to place;

Asketh

Olden work for "ask"

Gluttony

To be excessively greedy

apparelled

To clothe someone

penance

punishment inflicted on oneself as repentance for doing wrong things.

pestilence

a deadly epidemic disease

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