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Staff Y of the English Wordbook.

Basic abbreviations:

  • OE=Old English
  • NHG=New High German
  • Du.=Dutch

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
yahoo n - dimwit, lout, loggerhead
Yahweh n God, Lord -
yak n - shaggy-ox
yam n - sweet potato: sweet earthapple (cf. NHG sußkartoffel)

wild earthapple

yeti n - Snowdwell(er), runewight
yogurt n - milkbrew (<OE meolcbrīw)
yo-yo n - reelstringer

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