A growing assortment of words and definitions used in the Early Modern era. See the Guide for more information.
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Forgiveness; forgiving spirit Accent on the no. Latin in, not + gnoscere, notum, to take notice of; root gno, to know, as also in ignore, ignorant; recognize. To ignore first meant to be ignorant of; the meaning 'to pay no attention to' was first applied In the 19th century. John Trapp in his COMMENTARY (1647; I CORINTHIANS) speaks of innocency and ignoscency. Note, however, that ignote means a person unknown, or (as an adjective) unknown; ignotion, an ignorant and erroneous notion; ignotism, a mistake due to ignorance.


To fasten with a thong; especially, to tie together the legs of an animal to prevent its straying. Also, as a noun, a thong for such binding; a hobble. Probably from Latin lingula, thong, diminutive of lingua, tongue; but no intermediate French word has been found, John Trapp In his commentary (1647) on the BIBLE: ROMANS wrote of this carcase of sin to which I am tied and langold.
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