bān-cofa, m.n: bone-chamber, a kenning for the body. (BAHN-KOV-ah / ˈbaːn-ˌkɔ-va)
swegel-candel, f.n: the candle of the sky, the sun. (SWEH-yell-KAHN-dell)
here-draca, m/f.n: an arrow (lit. ‘army-dragon’). (HEH-reh-DRAH-kah)
friþ-candel, f.n: a peace-candle, the sun; the light that affords protection and security from molestation, as evil spirits and influences ceased to operate at sunrise. (FRITH-KAHN-dell)
flǣsc-hord, n.n: the flesh-hoard, the body. [FLÆSH-hord]
mere-candel, f.n: the “sea-candle”, a kenning (metaphor) for the sun, a light that rises from or sets in the sea. [MAY-ray-KAHN-dell]
ȳþ-mearh, m.n: a wave-steed, a ship. [UTH-MAY-arh]
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feorh-hord, n.n: breast, soul, spirit, literally “life-hoard”. [FAY-orh-HORD]
hwæl-weg, m.n: the path of the whale, the ocean. (“hwæl- way”)For more on medieval whales, see my other blog, Dēor-hord, a medieval and modern bestiary!
hwæles ēðel (kenning): whale’s home, i.e. the sea. (“HWÆL-ess AY-thell”)For more on medieval whales, check out my other blog, Dēor-hord, the medieval and modern bestiary!