wīc-sele, m.n: a hall of a settlement. (WEECH-SEH-luh / ˈwiːtʃ-ˌsɛ-lə)
Learn more about this previously unidentified word from Old English Poetry in Facsimile / Digital Mappa. (It’s not every day a ‘new’ old word is added to the dictionary!)
Read the Twitter thread on wīc-sele here.
bōc-cist, f.n: a repository for books, either for reading or for sale. (BOAK-CHIST / ˈboːk-ˌtʃɪst)
Look for The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English at your local bōc-cist – it’s out in the US & Canada today! Find out more.
heofon-timber, n.n: structure of heaven, firmament. (HEH-oh-von-TIM-ber / ˈhɛɔ-vɔn-ˌtɪm-bɛr)
sūsl-hof, n.n: place of torment, hell. (SOO-zull-HOFF / ˈsuː-zəl-ˌhɔf)
leornung-hūs, n.n: school (‘learning-house’). (LEH-or-nung-HOOS / ˈlɛɔr-nʌŋ-ˌhuːs)
This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on an unfunny journey. Read it and hear it on Patreon.
stōw, f.n: place, location. (STOH / ˈstoːw)
lind-hrycg, m.n: ridge on which lime-trees grow. (LIND-HRUDGE / ˈlɪnd-ˌhrydʒ)
mān-hūs, n.n: a house of wickedness, hell. (MAHN-HOOS / ˈmaːn-ˌhuːs)
This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on deceitful fame. This post is free for non-patrons to read, so check it out on Patreon.
munt, m.n: mount, hill, mountain. (MUNT / ˈmʌnt)
pearroc, m.n: an enclosure. (PEH-ar-rock / ˈpɛar-rɔk)