heolor-bledu, f.n: the scale of a balance. (“HEH-oh-lor-BLAY-doo”)
winter-stund, f.n: a year’s space. (“ween-tair-stoond”)
scortlīce, adv: (of time) shortly, before long, soon; (of speech) shortly, briefly, compendiously. (“short-lee-chay”)
And for this week’s Wordhord Wednesday: paying your taxes…with fish. Read it on Patreon.
pening-weorþ, n.n: a penny-worth. (“peh-ning-weh-orth”)
em-niht, n.n: equal day and night, equinox.
feor-weg, m.n: a far or long way. (“feh-ohr-weh”)
mīl-pæþ, m.n: a road along which miles are reckoned. (“meel-path”)
prēowt-hwīl, f.n: the time taken to close and open the eye, the twinkling of an eye. (“preh-owt-hweel”)
from-faru, f.n: an excess. (“frohm-fah-roo”)
Image: I admit that this one’s a bit late for the medieval period at c. 1500, but it’s such a great image – an excess (from-faru) of popes and bishops squeezed into the historiated and illuminated initial “E”. Image courtesy of Paul K on Flickr, and there’s a blog post about it on BibliOdyssey.
þing-gemearc, n.n: measuring (time) by events (?).