from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Middle English forms of minster.
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'And thenne the kynge and al estates wente home unto Camelot, and soo wente to evensonge to the grete mynster.
That Botulph really did build a monastery at Icanhoe is attested by an entry in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle under the year 654: Botulf ongan thoet mynster timbrian oet Yceanho, i.e. Botulph began to build the minster at Icanhoe.
'Beorminster,' explained the pedantic dean, not unmoved by his listener's artificial charms, 'is derived from two Anglo-Saxon words -- Bëorh a hill, and mynster the church of a monastery.
"And thenne the kynge and al estates wente home unto Camelot, and soo wente to evensonge to the grete mynster, and soo after upon that to souper; and every knyght sette in his owne place as they were to forehand.