Lowde to speake in latin , for lewde men ne coulde
Lowed to speke in latyn · for lewed men ne koude
lowed todyd G.1.129: In G's original reading (lowed to, which is also the reading of most B manuscripts) lowed is a verb (="descended"). The alteration to lowed dyd results from misinterpretation of lowed as an adverb, something which also occurs in F, where the a-verse reads & lowhde spak in Latyn. speke In latyn for lewde men ne koude
Lowede to speke in latyn for lewede men ne koudenO.P.129: OC2M alone have the form kouden; all other beta witnesses have koude.
Lowede to speke in latyne fore lewede men ne cowede