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!
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”)
wōp-dropa, f.n: a tear. (“WOPE-DROP-ah”)
wæter-berend, m.n: a water-bearer. (“WÆ-tair-BAIR-end”)
wǣðe-burne, f.n: a fishing stream. (“WÆTH-eh-BOORN-eh”)