nigon, n/adj/numeral: nine. (NIH-gon / ˈnɪ-gɔn)

Today is the Old English Wordhord’s 9th anniversary! I’ve been sharing a word every day for 9 years. You can access them all here on this blog or on the iOS Old English Wordhord app.

It’s also the 1 year anniversary for Profile Books’ publication of The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English. Find out more here.

A book, The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English, by Hana Videen, against a background of woven textiles. The cover background is white with a gold and red border with decorative gold dots. The title and author’s name are written inside an arched window shape, with a border of Old English words surrounding it: wæfre-gange, gafol-fisc, hring-finger, on-lucan, cwen, æg, dust, beo-gang, lig-draca, wyrd, dream-cræft, hærfest, and druncen-georn. The area surrounding the Old English word border has wood-cut style illustrations in red and gold, each in its own compartment but overlapping slightly: a spider, a fish, the letter h in a calligraphic style, a hand with a ring, a key, a woman carrying a basket of eggs, a bee, a dragon, an ink pot and quill with scroll of paper, a man playing a harp, a bundle of wheat, and a goblet.
Today is the 9th anniversary of Old English Wordhord and also the 1-year anniversary for the publication of THE WORDHORD.