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Staff X of the English Wordbook.

Basic abbreviations:

  • OE = Old English
  • ME = Middle English
  • PG = Or-theedish
  • SC = Scots
  • SW = Swedish
  • Dan. = Danish
  • ON = Old Norse
  • OS = Old Saxon
  • NHG = New Hightheech
  • IC = Icelandish
  • H.IC = High Icelandish
  • Du. = Netherlandish
  • Fris. = Freesish

For a full list of etymological and other abbreviations used in these wordlists, see: Offshortenings.


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Chancery English Class Anglish/English
Attested Unattested
x-rayn Roentgen wavex-beam
xanthousadj - yellowbrown, yolk hued
xenon n - ellendmote, othermote
xenophilian -ellendlove, otherlove
xenophobian -ellendfear, otherfear
xerophilia n - droughtlove
xerophobian -droughtfear
xerox n - drywrit, lighttwin (calque of photocopy)
xiphoidadj -sword shapen
xyloidadj woodlike
xylologyn -woodlore
xylophonen -highboards, lockgrindle (OE "bolt-wood"
xystern -bone scraper