Old English Words



Medieval English words

Medieval English words

November 14, 2018
This month’s word of the month is ‘Lodmanage’, which is a word…
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Old English words and their meanings

Old English words and their meanings

August 6, 2018
Changes in meaning are as common as changes in form. Like the latter they can be internally or externally motivated. The equivalent to the paradigm…

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Traditional English words

Traditional English words

May 18, 2018
And ‘rambunctious’, ‘verily’, ‘salutations’, ‘spiffing’, ‘betrothed’ and ‘bally’ have all followed ‘cripes’ in falling out of fashion. But a…

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Skype word art

Skype word art

April 8, 2018
Skype, just like other chat clients, provides a set of hidden emoticons that are quite useful. There are currently 15 hidden smileys/emoticons…

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Old time words Dictionary

Old time words Dictionary

March 19, 2018
While writing our first book, The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man, we decided to throw a few old-time 19th century…

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Cool old English words

Cool old English words

December 29, 2017
English changes all the time, often in subtle ways—so it s not surprising that we ve lost many delightful words and phrases along the way. In…

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Words in Old English

Words in Old English

September 20, 2017
Tip from the Top You have a great advantage in learning to spell a word that has been in English for a very long time. Chances are that the word…

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Old English words with meanings

Old English words with meanings

June 12, 2017
People sometimes tell you you’re misusing a word and cite the Latin origin as proof. Don’t fall for the etymological fallacy. What a word means…

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Old English words and phrases

Old English words and phrases

March 14, 2017
In 1909, writing under the pseudonym James Redding Ware, British writer Andrew Forrester published Passing English of the Victorian era, a dictionary…

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Scarlet Letter no Fear literature

Scarlet Letter no Fear literature

January 11, 2017
Original Text Modern Text Under the appellation of Roger Chillingworth, the reader will remember, was hidden another name, which its former wearer…

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Old English list of words

Old English list of words

January 3, 2017
In autumn 2013 over pints at their local a group of postgrads from King’s College London pondered what they could do to engage the wider community…

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Meaning of word dynamic

Meaning of word dynamic

December 22, 2016
… the high-tech world is, at heart, a cruel, unforgiving place ruled by the merciless dynamics of the marketplace. —Michiko Kakutani, New York…

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Old meanings of words

Old meanings of words

December 10, 2016
I can only give a very subjective answer, but I’ll start with a few nominations. Most of the words in everyday English have been in (and occasionally…

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Old English words and Definitions

Old English words and Definitions

December 6, 2016
Antidisestablishmentarianism, everyone’s favorite agglutinative, entered the pop-culture lexicon on August 17, 1955, when Gloria Lockerman, a…

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Olden days words

Olden days words

September 13, 2016
Given that NaNoWriMo is almost upon us I thought I’d share a little writing trick that’s helped me heaps. I know you’re supposed to write 1…

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Anglo Saxon words used today

Anglo Saxon words used today

September 1, 2016
HISTORY > OLD ENGLISH (c. 500 - c. 1100) | | | | IMAGE Settlement routes of Angles, Saxons and Jutes (from BBC) More important than the…

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Medieval words Dictionary

Medieval words Dictionary

August 28, 2016
Back in March this year, we announced that we had saved an important fifteenth-century manuscript from export: the only complete copy of the…

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Olde English words

Olde English words

August 20, 2016
You ve probably seen phrases like Ye Olde Tavern or Ye Olde Shoppe scrawled across English-language signs, trying to evoke a sense of the…

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