Old English Words

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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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Funny Old English words

Funny Old English words

August 8, 2016
The English language has more words than most European languages and while we’re always making up new ones, other go out of fashion and are forgotten…

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Word for old

Word for old

May 16, 2016
Our culture’s attitude toward age is reflected in the often-pejorative meanings of words synonymous with old and old-fashioned, though some are…

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Old English word meanings

Old English word meanings

April 5, 2016
My main principle has been to make the book the easiest possible introduction to the study of old-english. The want of an introduction to the…

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List of old English words and meanings

List of old English words and meanings

February 29, 2016
Words change meaning all the time — and over time. Language historian Anne Curzan takes a closer look at this phenomenon, and shares some words…

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Words with old

Words with old

June 29, 2015
We’ve all been talking about 😂, but last year’s Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year, vape, is a prime example of our capacity to save ourselves…

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Old fashioned word for you

Old fashioned word for you

July 17, 2015
We’re all familiar with contractions. Plenty are signalled by an apostrophe and others don’t hide their origins with any notable ingenuity –…

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Beautiful old English words

Beautiful old English words

November 13, 2014
Medieval Compliments, or, How to call someone beautiful in Middle English This is for the person who found my blog by googling how to say…

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Words to English Translation

Words to English Translation

December 7, 2014
You can translate text written in a different language, such as phrases or paragraphs, individual words (by using the Mini Translator), or translate…

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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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