hwyrfol, adj: fickle, changeable. (H’WUER-voll / ˈhwyr-vɔl)
deorcian, wk.v: to darken, to grow dark. (DEH-ork-ih-ahn / ˈdɛɔr-kɪ-an)
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bricg-geweorc, n.n: bridge-work, the construction or reparation of a bridge. (BRIDGE-yeh-WEH-ork / ˈbrɪdʒ-jɛ-ˌwɛɔrk)
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rǣde-fæsting, f.n: entertainment furnished to the king’s messengers when riding on the king’s business, or to those strangers who were coming to the king. (RAE-duh-VAE-sting / ˈræː-də-ˌvæ-stɪŋ)
gamen-wudu, m.n: harp (‘merriment-wood’). (GAH-men-WUH-duh / ˈga-mɛn-ˌwʌ-dʌ)
gamen, n.n: amusement, merriment, joy, pleasure, entertainment. (GAH-men / ˈga-mɛn)
frōfor-word, n.n: word of consolation. (FRO-vor-WORD / ˈfroː-vɔr-ˌwɔrd)
eald-fæder, m.n: forefather, ancestor. (EH-ald-VAE-der / ˈɛald-ˌvæ-dɛr)
hwīl-þrāg, f.n: period of time. (HWEEL-THRAWGH / ˈhwiːl-ˌθraːx)
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flēaming, n: a runaway, fugitive. (FLAY-ah-ming / ˈfleːa-mɪŋ)
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