What is the Middle English letter combination?

In Mk.9:4 Studylight says it is "pp", but in Mt.21:26 it is not "pp".

Wycliffe's Bible (page 76)



"...and Helie with Moises apperide to hem, and thei spaken with Jhesu."

King James Bible:

"And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus."

Wycliffe's Bible (page 44)



"...not to hym? If we seien of men, we dreden the puple, for alle hadden Joon as a prophete."

King James Bible:

"But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet."

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  • I don't see how the second example is a double 'p' at all. It looks like 'a?phhete'. the '?' character is for some character I don't recognize, but it doesn't look like the adjacent 'p'.
    – Mitch
    Jul 8, 2019 at 19:03
  • @Anatoliy Sydorov: I wish your links would open in new tabs rather than taking us away from this page. I don't know how to fix that. Jul 8, 2019 at 19:06
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  • @Mitch: the double p in apperide looks just like the symbol in "prophet". So it looks like it's "a pphhete", which might be a reasonable abbreviation of "prophet" if it didn't have an extra "h". Jul 9, 2019 at 8:50
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    (Corresponds to Matthew 21:32, "For Joon cam to you in the weie of riytwisnesse, and ye bileueden not to him; but pupplicans and hooris bileueden to hym." ibid) Jul 9, 2019 at 16:10


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