brim-gæst, m.n: a sea-guest, sailor. (BRIM-GAST / ˈbɹɪm-ˌgæst)

Sea monster found in a river by sailors from Albertus Magnus’s De natura rerum.

4 thoughts on “brim-gæst

  1. Reblogged this on wordplega and commented:
    I absolutely love this! A perfect example of how Old English word compounds are just not the same in translation. You loose some of the beauty and the culture. Sea-guest, this is a beautiful way to describe a sailor!


  2. I’m so glad to find other lovers of Old English in the blog world! Keep up the good work, it makes me happy to see new and familiar Old English words every time I check my reader.


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