word-hord, n.n: a word-hoard, a store of words. (WORD-HORD / ˈwɔɹd-ˌhɔɹd)
Today is a word-of-the-day redux from 2,731 days (and words) ago. I try not to repeat words, but I’m making an exception today because of a special announcement.
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The Wordhord will be published in the UK by Profile Books on 4 November 2021.
heorþ-fæst, adj: having a house of one’s own. (HEH-orth-FAST / ˈhɛɔrθ-ˌfæst)
on-fōn, str.v: to take; to receive; to accept. (on-PHONE / ɔn-ˈfoːn)
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blēo-cræft, m.n: the art of embroidering (‘colour-craft’). (BLAY-oh-KRAFT / ˈbleːɔ-ˌkræft)
This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on Middle English-y Old English and a neglected princess. Read it on Patreon.
blēo, n.n: a colour, hue, complexion. (BLAY-oh / ˈbleːɔ)
wilsumness, f.n: devotion, devoutness. (WILL-sum-ness / ˈwɪl-sʌm-nɛs)
ebur-þring, m.n: the celestial sign Orion. (EH-bur-THRING / ˈɛ-bʌr-ˌθrɪŋ)
hold, adj: kind, friendly, pleasant, favourable, gracious (of a prince to his subject), faithful, loyal, devoted (of a subject to his prince). (HOLD / ˈhɔld)
swolgettan, wk.v: to swallow, take into the throat. (SWOLL-yeh-tahn / ˈswɔl-jɛ-tan)
bliss, f.n: bliss, joy. (BLISS / ˈblɪs)
stǣr, n.n: a history. (STAER / ˈstæːr)
This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is Wisdom’s words on wealth. Read it on Patreon.