rǣde-fæsting, f.n: entertainment furnished to the king’s messengers when riding on the king’s business, or to those strangers who were coming to the king. (RAE-duh-VAE-sting / ˈræː-də-ˌvæ-stɪŋ)
gamen, n.n: amusement, merriment, joy, pleasure, entertainment. (GAH-men / ˈga-mɛn)
wiþer-rǣde, adj: adverse, contrary. (WI-ther-RAE-duh / ˈwɪ-θɛr-ˌræː-də)
be-yrnan, str.v: to run by, to come in, occur, incur. (beh-UER-nahn / bɛ-ˈyr-nan)
ge-dāl, n.n: a division, separation, parting, distribution. (yeh-DAHL / jɛ-ˈdaːl)
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mann-ēaca, m.n: an increase of human beings. (MAHN-AY-ah-ka / ˈman-ˌeːa-ka)
mǣd-mǣwect, n: the mowing of a meadow. (MAED-MAE-wekt / ˈmæːd-ˌmæː-wɛkt)
ge-fēre, adj: easy of access. (yeh-VAY-ruh / jɛ-ˈveː-rə)
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weorold-cund, adj: earthly, temporal; secular, profane as opposed to sacred; secular as opposed to ecclesiastical. (WEH-oh-rold-KUND / ˈwɛɔ-rɔld-ˌkʌnd)
scimrian, wk.v: to shine, glisten, shimmer. (SHIM-ri-ahn / ˈʃɪm-rɪ-an)
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