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 / ˈwɔɹd-ˌhɔɹd)
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.
My book The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English will be published exactly six months from today!
Find out more and pre-order at oldenglishwordhord.com/book.
The Wordhord will be published in the UK by Profile Books on 4 November 2021.
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)
word-sāwere, m.n: word-sower, sower of words. (WORD-SAH-weh-ruh / ˈwɔɹd-ˌsaː-wɛ-ɹə)
wyn-weorod, n.n: chorus (lit. joy-troop, joy-band). (WUN-WEH-or-odd / ˈwɝn-ˌwɛɔ-ɹɔd)