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Staff Z 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
zabaglione n - winefoam
zany adj brainless, half-witted, unwise, weak minded, witless -
zeal n keenness, warmth afor (<OE), aforness

ellen (<OE)

zealot n diehard -
zealotry n - blind afor

highlust

zealous adj keen, earnest afory

lustful

zeitgeist n - timeghost, timesoul
zenith n high noon, high tide, highwater mark, tip-top -
zephyr n - westwind
zeppelin n - loftship (cf. NHG Luftschiff)
zero n naught (US), nought, goose egg, nothing; lightweight; bedrock, bottom, depth -
zeroth adj - noughth
zest n nip, zing; skin, peel -
Zika (disease) n - orweald driff
zig-zag vb/n/adj stepside, reel sidewind
zodiac n - girdle, tokenwheel
zombie n undead drow (<OE "dreag")
zone n belt, land, neck; field swath (cf. Ic. svæði)
zoo n - deerfold, deergrove, deerkeep; wightfold, wightgrove, wightkeep
zoology n - deerlore, wightlore
zucchini n - summer marrow
zygomatic bone n cheekbone -
zymolysis n - yeasting