þancol, adj: addicted to thought, acute. (THAN-kol)
cræft-glēaw, adj: sage-minded, science-learned. [KRÆFT-glay-aw]
For this week’s Wordhord Wednesday I read excerpts from Beowulf in a voice I hope is hādor. Read and listen on Patreon.
spell-bōc, f.n: a book of homilies. [SPELL-BOK]
For this week’s Wordhord Wednesday post, take a closer look at this Anglo-Saxon manuscript. Read my post on Patreon.
þanc-snotor, adj: wise in thought. [THONK-SNAW-tor]
spell, n.n: a story, narrative, account, relation; an instructive talk, discourse, a philosophical argument; a saying, remark; speech, language of prose. [SPELL]
This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on “life-treasure”. Read it on Patreon.
wōþ-bora, m.n: a (good) speaker, orator, poet, prophet, philosopher. (“WOTH-BO-rah”)
For this week’s Wordhord Wednesday I’m reading from The Phoenix. Hear it on my Patreon page.
hriddel, n.n: a riddle, sieve. (“HREED-dell”)
ǣ-lǣrende, v.ptc: teaching the law. (“a-LAR-en-deh”)
witlēas-ness, f.n: witlessness, stupidity, dullness. (“weet-lay-oz-ness”) #PresidentsDay2017
god-spell, n.n: gospel. (“god-spell”)
The gospel is the teaching or revelation of Christ. The gospels are the first four books of the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), which record Christ’s life and teaching.
Today is the feast of St Matthew the Apostle, one of the writers of the gospels.
…þegn unforcuð, / godspelles gleaw, gast onsende / Matheus his to metodsceafte / in ecne gefean.
– Old English Metrical Calendar (Menologium), lines 170b-73a
…the reputable thegn, skilled in (writing) the Gospel, Matthew, sent out his spirit, at the appointed destiny, into the eternal joy.
– translation by Kazutomo Karasawa
Kazutomo Karasawa, The Old English Metrical Calendar (Menologium) (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2015)