lēaþor, n.n: lather; washing soda (glossing Latin nitrum). (LAY-ah-thor / ˈleːa-θɔɹ)

This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on the sounds we make (with a short digression on cat sneezes). Read it on Patreon.


þenning, f.n: stretching, extension. (THEN-ning / ˈθɛn-nɪŋ)

Medieval manuscript image of a horse stretching its neck up to the roof of a shelter, causing some bread, cheese and a cloth to fall down beside a kneeling man.
St Cuthbert’s horse finding bread and cheese in the roof, in Bede’s Life of St Cuthbert. England (Durham), 12th century. British Library, Yates Thompson MS 26, f. 14r. [blogs.bl.uk]