Terms in this set (28)
important facts on the Tales
29 pilgrims and the narrator ---> so total of 30 people
during a pilgrimage journey in the spring(April)
where from ?
the shrine of the Martyr St. Thomas a' Becket at Canterbury Cathedral
to pray at the shrine of St. Thomas Beckett to thank him for being alive through the winter
what is a heath?
an area of open uncultivated land
what is hallowed?
honored as holy; (to make holy)
what is sundry ?
various; miscellaneous (diverse)
what is boorish ?
rough and bad- mannered ; coarse
what is burnished ?
to make shiny by rubbing; polish
what is penitent?
feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong
what is vintage ?
the year or place in which wine, especially wine of high quality, was produced
what is buffoon?
a ridiculous but amusing person; a clown
what is prevarication?
is when someone tells a lie, especially in a sneaky way
Vows of Holy Orders
to higher church authority and God's word
and leaving behind the material goods of this world
what is virtue ?
a good moral quality to have, like patience
what is vice?
a bad moral quality , a sin
confession, shrift (verb=to shrive, be shriven)
a sacrament where a person confesses sins to a priest to gain absolution.
If one does without confessing one cannot go to heaven, but must hang out in purgatory or hell
the punishment for sinning, usually prayers or community service, without which there is no absolution
confession and penance, the sin is gone as if it never occurred and one can go to heaven
a person who has been to the holy lands( and brought back palms) considered a holier person
mandatory contribution to the church, usually 10% of income
what are the 7 deadly sins ?
what are the 7 mercies/virtues?