hearma, m.n: a field-mouse or a dormouse. (HAY-ar-ma)
wæter-bucca, m.n: an aquatic insect, a water-spider. (WAT-er-BUCK-kah)
weoloc, m.n: a kind of shell-fish, a whelk, cockle; also the dye obtained from such fish. (WAY-oh-lock)
frox, m.n: a frog. (FROKS)
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cū-cealf, n.n: a cow’s calf. (KOO-CHAY-alf)
fīfalde, f.n: another word for butterfly. (FEE-vald-eh)
See also buter-flēge.
buter-flēge, f.n: a butterfly. (BUH-ter-FLAY-yeh)
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]
gærs-stapa, m.n: a “grass-stepper”, locust. [GÆRS-stah-pa]
earn-gēat, f.n: the goat-eagle, vulture. [EH-arn-YAY-aht]