hrīm-ceald, adj: icy cold. [HREEM-CHAY-ald]

This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on the rime-cold sea. Read and hear it on Patreon.


Calendar page for February, painted by the Limbourg brothers for Jean, Duc de Berry: “Medieval and Renaissance Interiors” by Eva Oledzka, found on Patricia Lovett’s blog. Does anyone have more specific manuscript info? []


ymbren-dæg, m.n: an Ember-day (the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between the third and fourth Sundays of Advent). There are four separate sets of Ember-days throughout the year on western Christian church calendars. These are days for fasting, abstinence and prayer. [IM-bren-DÆγ]

This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is about the etymology of Ember-days. Read it on Patreon.