Old English Wordhord

gifu

gifu, f.n: a gift, grace, favour; the Anglo-Saxon rune /g/ (written ‘ᚷ’), the name of which letter in Anglo-Saxon is ‘gifu’ (a gift), so the rune not only stands for the letter g, but for ‘gifu’ (a gift). [YI-voo]

For the next 12 days, you’ll learn about different kinds of gifts in Old English.

A Christmas feast? Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 264. [Pinterest: Sarah Peverley]