word-hord, n.n: a word-hoard, a store of words. (WORD-HORD / ˈwɔrd-ˌhɔrd)
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.
My book The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English will be published exactly six months from today!
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The Wordhord will be published in the UK by Profile Books on 11 November 2021.
līc, n.n: a body (living or dead – generally the latter). (LEECH / ˈliːtʃ)
heoloþ-helm, m.n: helmet which makes the wearer invisible, helmet of deception. (HEH-oh-loth-HELM / ˈhɛɔ-lɔθ-ˌhɛlm)
cat, m.n: cat. (KAHT / ˈkat)
munt-ælfen, f.n: mountain elf, mountain nymph. (MUNT-AL-ven / ˈmʌnt-ˌæl-vɛn)
This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on elves and the quirks of lexicographers. Read it on Patreon.
wǣd, f/n.n: article of dress, garment; (in plural) clothing. (WADD / ˈwæːd)
ge-sceap, n.n: creation, created being or thing, creature; fate, destiny; form, shape. (yeh-SHEH-op / jɛ-ˈʃɛap)
drēor, m.n: blood. (DRAY-or / ˈdreːɔr)
hell, f.n: the abode of the dead, underworld in which the spirits of the departed dwell; the hell of the damned, place of eternal punishment for evil human beings and angels. (HELL / ˈhɛl)
lēas-bregd, m.n: deceit, fraud, trick, cheat, wile. (LAY-ahs-BREYD / ˈleːas-ˌbrɛjd)
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līðan, adj: to go (generally by sea), sail. (LEE-than / ˈliː-θan)