Bote vs Hote - What's the difference?

bote | hote |

As a noun bote

is .

As a verb hote is

(obsolete) to command; to enjoin.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Alternative forms

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  • The atonement, compensation, amends, satisfaction, penance, expiation; as, manbote, a compensation for a man slain.
  • Iesu For synne þat hath my soule bounde, Let þi blessed blood be my bote . — Iesu þat art heuene
  • A payment of any kind.
  • A privilege or allowance of necessaries, especially in feudal times.
  • (legal, historical) A right to take wood from property not one's own.
  • (obsolete) repairs
  • Þey bote to brugges þat to-broke were. — Pier's Plowman, 1400
  • (obsolete) advantage, benefit, profit, cure, remedy
  • Heo lufeden bi wurten, bi moren, and bi rote; nas þer nan oðer boten . — Layamon's Brut, 1275

    Usage notes

    * Often used to form compounds indicating a right to take wood only for a specific purpose.


    * estovers

    Derived terms

    * burghbote * cartbote * firebote * frithbote * haybote * hedgebote * housebote * maegbote * manbote * plowbote, ploughbote * theftbote * wainbote


    (Webster 1913) * Middle English Dictionary ----




  • (obsolete) To command; to enjoin.
  • (obsolete) To promise.
  • (obsolete) To be called, be named.