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)
stæf, m.n: written character, letter. (STAFF / ˈstæf)
folc-lār, f.n: homily, lit. ‘people-instruction’ (despite the similarity, modern English ‘folklore’ developed independently with a different meaning). (FOLK-LAHR / ˈfɔlk-ˌlaːɹ)
This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on ‘new-farers’. Read it on Patreon.
bōc, f.n: book. (BOAK / ˈboːk)
word-sāwere, m.n: word-sower, sower of words. (WORD-SAH-weh-ruh / ˈwɔɹd-ˌsaː-wɛ-ɹə)
gnornian, wk.v: to feel grief, regret; to feel or express discontent, murmur. (G’NOR-ni-yahn / ˈgnɔɹ-nɪ-an)
sār-cwide, m.n: a speech that is intended to give pain, injurious or affronting speech, reproach, bitter words; a speech in which grief is expressed, a lament. (SAHR-KWIH-deh / ˈsaːɹ-ˌkwɪ-dɛ)
andgit-fullīc, adj: fully or clearly understood, intelligible. (AHND-yit-FULL-leech / ˈand-jɪt-ˌfʌl-liːt͡ʃ)
bōc-hord, n/m.n: library, repository for books. (BOAK-HORD / ˈboːk-ˌhɔɹd)
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