Old English Words

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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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