ēðel-weard, n.n: a country’s guardian or ruler, a king. (“AY-thel-WAY-ard”)
Richard the Lionheart in Peter of Langtoft’s Chronicle. England, c. 1307-c. 1327. British Library, Royal MS 20 A II, f. 8r. [blogs.bl.uk]
wīcing, m.n: a pirate, sea-robber. (“wee-cheeng”)
ides, f.n: a woman. (“ee-dess”) It’s International Women’s Day.
For today’s Wordhord Wednesday post I’m reading from The Rune Poem — the ‘ice’ rune. Listen on my Patreon page.
Christine de Pizan working in her study, accompanied by her small dog. From the Book of the Queen. France (Paris), c. 1410 – c. 1414. British Library, Harley MS 4431, f. 4r. [bl.uk]
swīn-hirde, m.n: a swine-herd. (“sween-hear-deh”)
Men beating down acorns to feed their pigs in the Queen Mary Psalter (1310-1320). British Library, Royal MS 2 B VII, fol. 81v. [bl.uk]
ǣ-lādtēow, n: a legislator. (“aa-lawd-tay-oh”)
cræt-wīsa, m.n: a charioteer. (“krat-wee-zah”)
A four-horse chariot (tethrippon) in the Theodore Psalter. Constantinople, 1066. British Library, Add MS 19352, fol. 85r. [bl.uk]
mōdor, f.n: mother. (“moh-dor”)
Today on the Anglo-Saxon calendar: the Purification of the Virgin, i.e. the Presentation in the Temple (Candlemas).
Miniature depicting the Presentation in the Temple. Mugni Gospels. Armenia, c. 1060. Yerevan, Matenadaran, MS 7736. [commons.wikimedia.org]
here-numa, m.n: a captive, prisoner of war. (“hay-ray-noo-mah”)
Peohtas, pl.m.n: the Picts. (“pay-oh-tas”)
wīn-tæppere, m.n: a wine-seller, tavern-keeper. (“ween-tap-peh-reh”)
Gluttony, in cuttings from Cocharelli’s Latin prose treatise on the Seven Vices. NW Italy (Genoa), c. 1330-c. 1340. British Library, MS Additional 27695, f. 14. [bl.uk]