Ornest

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Ornest on Germaniawarum, 1409

Ornest is ordǣl þærin menn fēohtaþ, oft oþ dēaþ, þe hiera onspǣc biþ fordēmed be þæm dōm þæs wælfelde. Þȳ is se onsæc in þæm dōmstōw and se sigefæsta mann is sigefæst in his geflite.

Þis ordǣl hæfþ his frūman in rihtgang of Germanie ealdra folcena. Manig Europiscu rīcu cneawen swylc ordǣlcynn þurh þā Middelylde.

Eald rihtbōc secgð: Gif Englisc man beclypaþ ænigne Frænciscne mann to orneste for þeofte . . . oððe for ænigan þingan ðe gebyrige ornest for to beonne . . . hæbbe he fulle leafe swa to donne.