Old English Words

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Old English words and meaning

Old English words and meaning

March 1, 2015
When considering the Scandinavian loanwords in English one can compare them with those from French. Immediately very obvious differences between…

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Word Translation

Word Translation

March 12, 2014
The seemingly straightforward question ‘So, what do you do for a living?’ sends professional interpreters into an existential quandary; we struggle…

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OE words

OE words

November 13, 2014
Found in Greek borrowings into Latin, representing Greek -oi-. Words with -oe- that came early into English from Old French or Medieval Latin…

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List of Anglo Saxon words

List of Anglo Saxon words

December 22, 2014
Synonym = a word’s twin in meaning, e.g. “big” and “large” are synonyms. Ever wonder why English has so many freaking synonyms? Because it’s…

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Old fashioned word for party

Old fashioned word for party

May 30, 2015
When I was a child, my grandmother routinely used a word that is all but extinct now. Once, while I was reporting on my progress in school, she…

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Words from old English

Words from old English

January 16, 2016
Have you ever noticed that many of our swear words sound very much like German ones and not at all like French ones? From vulgar words for body…

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Medieval words

Medieval words

May 18, 2015
Somehow A Song of Ice and Fire, the colossal fantasy series by George R. R. Martin, had escaped my notice until the critically acclaimed TV series…

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Word for i

Word for i

May 21, 2015
There are days where I feel like I can’t find inspiration in anything I do. I don’t feel grounded in who I am or in the process. There are times…

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Example of old English words

Example of old English words

April 3, 2015
The language spoken in England from roughly 500 to 1100. Old English is one of the Germanic languages derived from a prehistoric Common Germanic…

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English old words

English old words

September 24, 2015
In 1905, the Oxford University Press published the sixth and final volume of The English Dialect Dictionary, a compilation of local British words…

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Old English words for your

Old English words for your

June 8, 2015
The OED has a lot to say about thou, pron and n¹. Here is just a very small bit of that: History of use of forms In Old English, the inherited…

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Anglo Saxon words and meanings

Anglo Saxon words and meanings

August 31, 2015
The vocabulary of Englisc during the Anglo-Saxon period (from 449 through 1066 AD) was mostly Germanic in origin, with reluctant borrowings from…

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Common Old English words

Common Old English words

August 16, 2015
The list below presents some 500 Old English words which could be regarded as literary core vocabulary. Some of the words are among the most…

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