niht-genga, m.n: a creature that goes at night, a goblin, evil spirit. (NI-h’t-YEN-ga)
eges-grime, n: (fem.) a witch, sorceress; (masc.) a horrible mask, a creature that has assumed a horrible form, a spectre. (“ay-yes-gree-meh”)
dwimor, n.n: an illusion, delusion, apparition; phantom. (“dwih-mor”)
Image from British Library Medieval Manuscripts blog: Detail of an historiated initial ‘D'(ilexi) with a woman (Duchess Dionora?) with a skull for a face admiring herself in a hand mirror, with ‘Memento homo’ in a roundel at the left, at the beginning of the Office of the Dead, from a Book of Hours (‘The Hours of Dionara of Urbino’), central Italy (Florence or Mantua), c. 1480. British Library, MS Yates Thompson 7, f. 174r.
ealra hālgena ǣfen: all hallows’ eve. Happy Halloween!
Image: Unfortunately I don’t know where this is from. (If anyone can fill me in, that would be great!) However, I found it in the post ‘The Medieval Walking Dead’ (source medievalists.net) on a blog by Juliette Bourdier. She’s got some great posts on the medieval, so check it out.
þyrs, m.n: a giant, an enchanter, a demon. Describes Grendel.
gāst, m.n: the breath; the spirit, soul, ghost.
wicce-cræft, m.n: witchcraft, sorcery, magic art.