heorþ-fæst, adj: having a house of one’s own. (HEH-orth-FAST / ˈhɛɔrθ-ˌfæst)
blēo-cræft, m.n: the art of embroidering (‘colour-craft’). (BLAY-oh-KRAFT / ˈbleːɔ-ˌkræft)
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lēaf-helmig, adj: having a leafy top, having leafy tresses. (LAY-ahv-HELL-mih / ˈleːav-ˌhɛl-mɪj)
ān-haga, m.n: solitary being, one who dwells alone. (AHN-HA-ga / ˈaːn-ˌha-ga)
fācen-tācen, n.n: sign of evil or guilt. (FAH-kun-TAH-kun / ˈfaː-kən-ˌtaː-kən)
word-hord, n.n: a word-hoard, a store of words. (WORD-HORD / ˈwɔrd-ˌhɔrd)
Today is a word-of-the-day redux from 2,731 days (and words) ago. I try not to repeat words, but I’m making an exception today because of a special announcement.
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word-loca, m.n: ‘word-locker’, store of words. (WORD-LOCK-ah / ˈwɔɹd-ˌlɔ-ka)
bōc-hūs, n.n: library, ‘book-house’. (BOAK-HOOS / ˈboːk-ˌhuːs)
belced-swēora, adj: swollen-necked, having a neck which is puffed up with pride. (BELL-ched-SWAY-oh-ra / ˈbɛl-tʃɛd-ˌsweːɔ-ɹa)
sunwlitigost, adj: most beautiful with sunshine. (SUN-WLIH-tih-gost / ˈsʌn-ˌwlɪ-tɪ-gɔst)