Ancrene Wisse and Hali Meiðhad
Ancrene Wisse and Hali Meiðhad is a 1929 essay by J.R.R. Tolkien on the 13th century early Middle English treatise Ancrene Wisse "The Anchoresses' Rule", and on the tract on virginity Hali Meiðhad "Holy Maidenhood". In the essay, which has been called "the most perfect of Tolkien's academic pieces", he coined the term "AB language".
- Tolkien, J. R. R., "Ancrene Wisse and Hali Meiðhad." Essays and Studies by Members of the English Association (vol.14, 1929), 104-26.