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Staff A of the Old English Wordbook.

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


A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S U W Y



abare 'OE ābarian ' 'vb' 'disclose, bring to light'
abid 'OE ābiddan ' 'vb' 'require, demand'
abive 'OE ābifian ' 'vb' 'tremble, quiver'
abow 'OE ābygan ' 'vb' 'deflect'
abraid 'OE ābredgan ' 'vb' 'move quickly'
abreet 'OE ābréotan ' 'vb' 'destroy, exterminate'
aken 'OE ācennan ' 'vb' 'produce, bring forth'
acomingly 'OE ācumendlic ' 'adj' 'possible'
acomingliness 'OE ācumendlicnes ' 'n' 'possibility'
acraft 'OE ācraeftan ' 'vb' 'devise, think up'
acun 'OE ācunnian ' 'vb' 'experience'
acweeth 'OE ācweðan ' 'vb' 'declare, say forth'
acwench 'OE ācwincan ' 'vb' 'be extinguished or eclipsed'
adwell 'OE ādwellan ' 'vb' 'seduce'
ambight OE 'ambiht' (c.f. OHG 'ambaht,' NHG 'amt,' Du 'ambacht', Du 'ambt', Goth 'andbaht,' ON 'embætti,' Sw. 'ämbete,' Dan. 'embede,' Ice. 'ambatt'; all from Celtic *ambaktos) 'n' office, service, position
and- 'OE and- ' 'prefix' 'opposition, negation, akin to German ent- and Dutch -ont'
anday 'OE andaga' 'n' appointed day (religious), day chosen for case to be heard
andett 'OE andettan' 'vb' 'confess,' 'acknowledge,' 'praise,' 'glorify'
andget 'OE andgiet ' 'n' 'undrestanding, intellect'
andgetful 'OE andgietful ' 'adj' 'intelligent, sensible'
andgetly 'OE andgietlic ' 'n' 'intellible'
andkitheness 'OE andcýðnes ' 'n' 'evidence'
andleth 'OE andwlita' 'n' 'face'
andliven 'OE andleofen ' 'n' 'nourishment'
andqueeth 'OE andcweðan ' 'vb' 'contradict'
andquiss 'OE andcwiss ' 'n' 'answer'
andsake 'OE andsacian' 'vb' 'deny'
andward 'OE andweard' 'adj' 'present'
andwardness 'OE andweardnes' 'n' 'presence'
andwiseness 'OE andwīsnes' 'n' 'experience'
andwist 'OE andwist ' 'n' 'support'
andwork 'OE andweorc ' 'n' 'matter, substance, matterial'
andy 'OE andig' 'adj' 'jealous'
arm OE 'earm' (c.f. NHG 'erbarmen') 'vb' have mercy, show pity
aspare 'OE āsparian' 'vb' 'preservec
aspeed 'OE āspédan' 'vb' 'survive, escape'
aspell 'OE āspelian' 'vb' 'represent'
aspill 'OE āspillan' 'vb' 'destroy'
aswarken 'OE āswārcnian' 'vb' 'confound'
aswind 'OE āswindan' 'vb' 'dissolve, fade away'
athel 'OE aeðele' (cf Dutch 'edel') 'adj' 'noble'
athwee OE 'áþwéan' (pt 'athwoy,' pf 'athwane') 'vb' 'baptize, anoint'
athween 'OE āþwéanan' 'vb' 'cleanse, baptize'
athwite 'OE āþwītan' 'vb' 'disappoint'
atspurn OE 'ætspurnan' 'vb' rebel, strike against
atter OE 'átor' 'n' poison
attle 'OE atol' 'adj' 'terrible'
Attle OE 'Ætla' 'n, proper' Attila (the Hun); boy's given name
attlehew 'OE atolhīwian' 'vb' 'disfigure, make hideous'
awarel 'OE āwaerlan' 'vb' 'avoid'

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