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Orm

(fl. c. 1165—1185) homilist and Augustinian canon


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Augustinian canon, working in Lincolnshire, author of the vernacular metrical sermon collection the Ormulum (20,000 lines). The system of phonetic spelling used in the Ormulum uniquely reflects the pronunciation of contemporary speech, including vowel length.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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