snȳtan, v: to clear the nose. (SNUH-tahn)
cweorn-tēþ, m.n: molar teeth, grinders. (KWEH-orn-TAYTH)
ēar-clǣnsend, m.n: the ear-cleanser, the little finger. Also called ēar-finger. (AY-ar-KLAN-zend / AY-ar-FIN-yer)
ælf-siden, f.n: influence or enchantment of elves, referring to an affliction of uncertain identity thought to be caused by supernatural agency and attended by fever. (ALF-sih-den)
hin-gang, m.n: a going hence, departure, death. (HIN-gong)
lǣce-hūs, n.n: a hospital, building where the sick or injured are cared for. (LATCH-eh-HOOS)
ellen-sīoc, adj: infirm or languid from want of strength, deprived of strength, powerless (lit. ‘strength-sick’). (EL-len-ZEE-ock)
brēost-sefa, m.n: heart, mind, innermost thought. (BRAY-ost-SEV-ah)
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mid-hrif, n.n: the midriff; the diaphragm, separating the heart from the stomach, etc.; also the entrails. (MID-HRIF)
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hāsian, wk.v: to grow hoarse. (HA-zee-on)