land-būend, m.n: a cultivator of the land, husbandman; an inhabitant of a country, a native, a dweller on earth. (LOND-boo-end)
sund-būend, m.n: a sea-dweller, but the word, which occurs only in the plural, is used for men, mankind. (SUND-BOO-end)
gāst-berend, m.n: a spirit-bearer, soul-bearer, living person, man. (GAHST-beh-rend)
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scip-wyrhta, m.n: a shipwright, builder of ships. (SHIP-wurh-ta)
fǣmne, f.n: a virgin, damsel, maid, woman. (FAM-neh)
wīte-þēow, m.n: one condemned to slavery for crime, or from inability to pay the fines incurred from that crime; (figuratively) one in hell. (WEE-teh-THAY-oh)
esne-wyrhta, m.n: a hireling, mercenary. (EZ-neh-WURH-ta)
sige-cwēn, f.n: a victorious queen. (SIH-yeh-KWAIN)
nunne, f.n: a nun. (NUN-neh)
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hǣmed-ceorl, m.n: a married man. (HAM-ed-CHAY-orl)