winter-wille, f.n: a spring that can be used in winter (?). Definition uncertain. [WIN-ter-WIL-leh]
īs-mere, m.n: a mere covered with ice. [EEZ-MEH-reh]
This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on Boethius’s ice-mere. Read it on Patreon.
gicel, m.n: an icicle. [YICH-ell]
wollen-tēar, adj: having hot tears, with hot tears. [WOL-len-TÆ-ar]
amel, m.n: a vessel for holy water. [AH-mell]
sǣ-næss, m.n: a ness or promontory stretching into the sea, a cape. [SÆ-NÆSS]
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!