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curator

One who has care or charge of a thing. Anglo-Norman “curatour” < Latin “curator”=guardian < “curare”=to care for < “cura”=care.

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murrain

A plague, pestilence, or disease. Anglo-Norman “murine” < cattle disease, plague < Latin “mori”=to die.

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advantage

A benefit that puts someone ahead. Anglo-Norman “avauntage”=benefit, superiority < Latin “abante < “ab-“=from + “ante”=before.

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moil

To wet, soak, or moisten; to turn into a soft mass. Anglo-Norman “moiller” < Latin “molliare”=to moisten < “mollis”=soft.

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proditor

A traitor; a betrayer. Anglo-Norman “proditour” < Latin “proditor” < “prodere”=to betray < “pro-“=away from + “dare”=to give.

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terrible

Causing fear and/or terror; extremely bad. Anglo-Norman “terrible” < Latin “terrere”=to frighten < Sanskrit “tras-“=tremble.

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