ongēan-wirdness, f.n: what lies in the way. (“on-yay-ahn-weerd-ness”)
īs-gebind, n.n: a bond of ice. (“ees-yeh-beend”) Winter ȳðe belēac īsgebinde. Winter locked up the wave with icy bond.
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gærs-grēne, adj: grass-green. (“garz-gray-neh”)
Horae ad usum romanum, in the Hours of Margaret of Orleans. France, 15th century. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1156 B, fol. 4r. [gallica.bnf.fr]
cræft-wyrc, n.n: workmanship. (“kraft-wurk”)
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Building the Tower of Babel, a good example of the medieval building process. Note the pulley system, driven by a man inside a wooden wheel that functions much like a treadmill. From the Morgan Picture Bible (a.k.a. the Crusader Bible, the Maciejowski Bible and the Shah ‘Abbas Bible). France (Paris), 1240s. New York, The Morgan Library and Museum, MS M.638. [ica.themorgan.org]
snāw-hwīt, adj: snow-white. (“snaaw-hweet”)
wīd-wegas, m.n(pl): distant regions, regions lying far and wide. (“weed-way-gahs”)
The Map Psalter. England (S.E.? – London/Westminster?), 1262-1300. British Library, Add MS 28681, f. 9r. [bl.uk]
wæflian, wk.v: to talk foolishly. (“waff-lee-on”)
gafol-fisc, m.n: fish paid as toll or tribute. (“gav-ol-feesh”)
Fishing lamprey. Illustration from a 15th-century edition of Tacuinum Sanitatis, a medieval handbook mainly on health, based on the Taqwīm as‑siḥḥah (Maintenance of Health), an 11th-century Arab medical treatise by Ibn Butlan of Baghdad. [commons.wikimedia.org]
snāw-ceald, adj: snow-cold, cold as snow. (“snaw-chay-ald”)
January (c. 1405-1410). Fresco at Castello Buonconsiglio, Trento, Italy. [sarahpeverley.com]
gremetunc, f.n: a raging, roaring, murmuring. (“gray-may-toonk”)