Cristes bōc, f.n: Christ’s book, the gospel (an account of Jesus’s life and teachings). [KRIST-ess BOAK]
mǣl, f.n: a speech, talk, conversation. [MÆL]
spell-bōc, f.n: a book of homilies. [SPELL-BOK]
For this week’s Wordhord Wednesday post, take a closer look at this Anglo-Saxon manuscript. Read my post on Patreon.
ǣrend-spræc, f.n: a verbal message. [ÆR-end-SPRÆK]
This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on birds, riddles and cryptograms. Read it on Patreon.
spell, n.n: a story, narrative, account, relation; an instructive talk, discourse, a philosophical argument; a saying, remark; speech, language of prose. [SPELL]
This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on “life-treasure”. Read it on Patreon.
meter-cræft, m.n: the art of versification. [MEH-ter-CRÆFT]
gifu, f.n: a gift, grace, favour; the Anglo-Saxon rune /g/ (written ‘ᚷ’), the name of which letter in Anglo-Saxon is ‘gifu’ (a gift), so the rune not only stands for the letter g, but for ‘gifu’ (a gift). [YI-voo]
For the next 12 days, you’ll learn about different kinds of gifts in Old English.
singan, str.v: to sing, recite, relate musically or in verse; to compose verse, narrate; to sing about, recite or compose a poem about something. [SING-ahn]
This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is ‘the wonderful wave-roamer’. Read/hear it on Patreon.
lēafnes-word, n.n: a password. [LÆ-ahv-ness-WORD]
This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is ‘Magic…a fool’s craft?’ Read it on Patreon.
wōþ-bora, m.n: a (good) speaker, orator, poet, prophet, philosopher. (“WOTH-BO-rah”)
For this week’s Wordhord Wednesday I’m reading from The Phoenix. Hear it on my Patreon page.