tūnes-mann, m.n: a man living on a manor. [TOO-nez-MAHN]
cræft-glēaw, adj: sage-minded, science-learned. [KRÆFT-glay-aw]
For this week’s Wordhord Wednesday I read excerpts from Beowulf in a voice I hope is hādor. Read and listen on Patreon.
hādor, n: the clear, serene sky. Also adj: clear (applied both to light and to sound), bright, serene. [HA-dor]
wyrt-stenc, m.n: a perfume or fragrance from a plant. [WURT-stenk]
Cristes bōc, f.n: Christ’s book, the gospel (an account of Jesus’s life and teachings). [KRIST-ess BOAK]
brēad, n.n: a bit, fragment, morsel of food; (sometimes but not always) bread. [BRAY-ahd]
mǣl, f.n: a speech, talk, conversation. [MÆL]
hlēow-mǣg, m.n: a near relation, one who is bound to offer shelter or help. [HLAY-ow-mæγ]
cēne, adj: keen, fierce, bold, brave, warlike. [KAY-neh]
This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on St Cuthbert, false fire and other miracles. Read it on Patreon.
hēah-dēor, n.n: a stag, deer. [HAY-ah-DAY-or]
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Image: Marginal deer in Bible. Northeastern France, last quarter of the 13th century. New York, The Morgan Library & Museum, MS. M.969, f. 411r. [ica.themorgan.org]