Revelations of Divine Love/Glossary


Adight = prepared, ordained.
Adventure = chance, hazard.
After = according to.
All thing = with the verb singular—kept here chiefly to express all, the whole of things related to each other, though often, as in the original, meaning simply every, each. In Early and Middle English thing had no s in the plural.
And had sometimes the force of but, and once or twice in the MS. it is used in its sense of if, or of and though, or and when.
Asseth, asyeih, aseth-making = satisfaction; fulfilment (theologically used).
Asketh = requireth, demandeth.
Avisement = consideration; observation with self-consulting.
Beclosed = enclosed.
Behest = promise: a thing proclaimed; afterwards, command.
Behold in = behold. Beholding = manner of regarding things.
Belongeth to, behoveth = is incumbent, befitteth.
Blissful = used sometimes as blessed.
Bodily = perceived by any of the bodily senses, effected by material agency.
Braste = burst.
Busyness = the state of being busy; great busyness = much ado.
But if = unless, save.
Cause = reason, end, object.
Cheer = expression of countenance shewing sorrow or gladness; mien.
Close = shut away; hid, or partially hid.
Come from = go from.
Common : the Blessed Common = the Christian Community.
Contrarious = perverse. Various other forms are used from to contrary, to oppose.
Could and can refer to knowledge and practical skill, ability.
Courteous = gently considerate and fair; reverentially ceremonious; Gracious.
Deadly = mortal.
Dearworthy = precious; beloved and honoured.
Depart = dispart, part.
Deserve = earn.
Disease = distress, trouble, want of ease.
Doom, deeming = judgment. Doomsman = priestly confessor.
Enjoy in = enjoy; rejoice in.
Entend = attend.
Enter = lead in.
Even = equal; even-like; even-right = straight, straight-facing.
Even-Christian (even-cristen, sing, or pl.) = fellow-Christian. Hamlet V. i., "And the more the pity that great folk have countenance in this world to drown or hang themselves more than their even Christian."
Faithfully = trustfully.
For that = because.
Fulfilled of = filled full with. Fulfilling = fulfilment, Perfect Bliss.
Garland = crown.
Generally = relating to things or people in general, not "in special."
Grante mercy = ("grand merci") great thanks.
Have to = betake one's self to.
Hastily = quickly, soon.
Homely = intimate, simple, as of one at home.
Honest = fair, seemly.
If = that (chap, xxxii., "Thou shalt see—if all—shall be well. Acts xxvi. 8, R.V. and Auth. V.).
Impropriated (impropried) to = appropriated to.
Indifferent (to thy sight, chap, li.) = indistinct.
Intellect = understanding, that which is to be understood, inference. xiii.
Intent = attention.
Kind = nature, race, birth, species; natural, etc.; kindly = as by birth and kinship, natural, filial, gentle, genial, human and humane.
Known = made known.
Languor = to languish.
Learn = teach.
Let, "letten" = hinder (letted).
Like (it liketh him, meliketh) = to suit, be similar to the desire, to be pleasing (Amos iv. 5). Liking = pleasure, pleasance.
Likeness ("without any likeness") = comparison.
May, might, often for can and could of modern usage.
Mean = to think, say, signify, intend; to have in one's mind.
Mean, means = medium, intermediary thing, or person, or communication.
Mind = feeling, memory, sympathetic perception or realisation.
Mischief = hurt, injury, harm.
Mights = powers, faculties.
Morrow = morning.
Moaning = sorrowing.
Naked = simple, single, plain, by itself.
Needs = of need; it behoveth needs = is incumbent through necessity.
Oweth = ought, is bound by duty or debt.
Over = upper.
One (oned, oneing) = to make one, unite.
Overpassing = exceeding; the overpassing = the Restoration, the heavenly Fulfilment of the Company of souls made more than conquerors; the Supernal Blessedness.
Pass = to die.
Passing = surpassingly.
Regard, in regard of = in respect of, comparison with. Regard = look, sight.
Ready = prepared; readily = quickly.
sad = sober ("sad votaress," Milton, Comus), originally "firm" ("rype and sad corage," Chaucer: The Clerkes Tale 164).
Say = tell.
Skilfully = discerningly, with practical knowledge and ability,
Slade = a steep, hollow place; a ravine.
So far forth = to such a measure.
Solemn = festal as of a yearly feast, stately, ceremonial.
Sooth = very reality, that which is; soothly, soothfastly,
Speed = prospering, furtherance, profit.
Stint ("stinten") = to cease.
Stirring ("stering") = moving, prompting, motion.
Substantial and sensual, relating respectively (in the writer's psychology) to the Substance or higher self, and the soul inhabiting the body on earth, called by her the Sensualite, and in chap. lvii. the sensual soul; cf. Genesis i. 27, with ii. 7.
Tarry= to vex, delay.
Touch (a) = an instant. Touching = influence,
Trow = believe.
Unknowing = ignorance; unmade = not made.
Ween = suppose, expect, think.
Will; He will = He willeth that. Wilfully = with firm will, resolutely.
Wit = to know by perception, to experience, find, learn. Knowledge knows: Wisdom wits.
Worship = honour, praise, glory.
Wretch = a poor, a mean creature of no account.