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Fact and lore about Old English words

Herbert Dean Meritt

Fact and lore about Old English words

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Published by AMS Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliographical footnotes.

    StatementStanford, Calif., Stanford University Press, 1954.
    GenreGlossaries, vocabularies, etc.
    SeriesStanford studies in language and literature -- v.13.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination226 p.
    Number of Pages226
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14097315M


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The list below presents some Old English words which could be regarded as literary core vocabulary. Some of the words are among the most frequent in Old English literature; some are of particular importance on account of their literary or linguistic usage.

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In fact, many of the words we use today— like "bedazzled" and "addiction" — were invented by William Shakespeare. But on the flip side, s ome fantastic Old English vocabulary has dropped out. Paul Kingsnorth’s The Wake: a novel approach to Old English This article is more than 5 years old Prize-winning fiction set in 11th century and using innovative language gains critical success.

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