hwæl-weg, m.n: the path of the whale, the ocean. (“hwæl- way”)For more on medieval whales, see my other blog, Dēor-hord, a medieval and modern bestiary!
ȳþ-wōrigende, adj: wave-wandering. (“UTH-WO-ree-yen-deh”)
gyte-strēam, m.n: a current, flowing stream. (“YUH-teh STRAY-ahm”)
This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on watery words in Beowulf. Read it on Patreon.
hwæles ēðel (kenning): whale’s home, i.e. the sea. (“HWÆL-ess AY-thell”)For more on medieval whales, check out my other blog, Dēor-hord, the medieval and modern bestiary!
Sutton Hoo is doing an Old English ‘Word Hoard’ event alongside their display on Anglo-Saxon travel and trade. It’s free on every Tuesday and Thursday until 10 September. Find out more on their website. Although I’m not involved in this event, I’m doing a ‘travel and trade’ theme this week. The first of these words is…
ȳþ-lida, m.n: a wave-traverser, a ship. (“UTH-LEE-dah”)
rōwan, str.v: to go by water, to row or sail. (“ROH-wahn”)
wracnian, wk.v: to be or travel in a foreign country, be a pilgrim or stranger. (“WRACK-nee-on”)
cræt-wīsa, m.n: a charioteer. (“krat-wee-zah”)
cræte-hors, n.n: a cart-horse. (“krat-eh-hors”)
wæd, n.n: ford, shallow water, water that may be traversed; (poetic) a body of water, sea. (“wadd”)