1) In the past tense and past part. of irregular verbs:
meant. dealt, dreamt, read, spread.
2) before d, ^ ven, ^ ther, sn,^ sa.
head, heaven, heather, measure, peasant. "
But: mead1). bead. to read. | with ea to plead. to lead2). to knead ) ï;
3) In a number of words, the principal of which are:
heavy, breast. thread. weapon. endeavour.
death. sweat. breath. deaf. zsalot. zealous.
treachery. treacherous. cleanse. seamstress.
cleanly. threaten. threat. •' ' :.j
Note' seamstress is also heard with ea = v.
See § 129.
Adjective clean | = not dirty.
Adv. cleanly i ea = v. 2
Adj. cleanly j denoting the habit
Adv. cleanlily : of being clean.
Noun cleanliness 3) ] ea — e.
!) mead (= meadow) is used only in higher style. i
2) lead, the metal, has ea = e. I
3) Proverb: cleanliness is next to godliness. ijLu ^tv' ^ j
\ jbL*jL rp+^c.