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Ugly

means hag-like. Mr. Dyer derives it from ouph-lic, like an ough or goblin. The Welsh hagr, ugly, would rather point to hag-lic, like a hag; but we need only go to the Old English verb ugge, to feel an abhorrence of, to stand in fear of. (Icelandic, uggligr, uggr, horror.)

“For tha paynes are so felle and harde … .

That lik man may ugge bothe yhowng and awide.”


Hampole, MS. Bowes, p. 189.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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