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Staff O 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



oad OE 'ad' (c.f. Goth aida, OHG eit) 'n' pile (especially for fire or funeral)
oare (spelling is to distinguish from other like-sounding words) OE 'ar' 'n' boder, messenger, angel, herald
onblow 'OE onblāwian' 'vb' 'inspire'
onbow 'OE onbúgan' 'vb' 'submit, yield to'
onbright 'OE onbyrhtan' 'vb' 'illuminate'
onburn 'OE onbaernan' 'vb' 'kindle, excute, inspire'
onclive 'OE onclifian' 'vb' 'persist'
ondeal 'OE ondaélan' 'vb' 'infuse'
onearth/oneard 'OE oneardian' 'vb' 'inhabit'
ondfang 'OE on(d)fōn' 'vb' 'receive, accept'
onfind 'OE onfindan' 'vb' 'discover'
onkithe 'OE oncyðan' 'vb' 'make known'
onkithey 'OE oncydig' 'adj' 'conscious'
onstell 'OE onstellan' 'vb' 'institute, create, originate, establish, give the example of'
onwryness OE 'onwrignes' 'n' 'revelation, exposure'
oth- OE 'oþ' 'prefix' 'usually gives meaning of outfare (departure) or toshedness (seperation)'
othbear 'OE oþberan' 'vb' bear away, carry off
othburst 'OE oþberstan' 'vb' break away, escape
otheak 'OE oþécan' 'vb' add to
othfast 'OE oþfaestan' 'vb' inflict upon
othfare 'OE oþfare' 'vb' flee from
othfall 'OE oþfeallan' 'vb' decline
othquell or othcwel 'OE oþcwelan' 'vb' die
othshake 'OE oþscacan' 'vb' escape
othshoot 'OE oþscéotan' 'vb' escape
othstand 'OE oþstandan' 'vb' cease
othstill 'OE oþstillan' 'vb' stop
othswear 'OE oþswerian' 'vb' abjure, deny an oath
oththring 'OE oþþringan' 'vb' deprive of
othwend 'OE oþwendan' 'vb' divert
othwite 'OE oþwítan' 'vb' blame, charge with
othwork 'OE oþwyrcan' 'vb' harm
outdwale OE 'adwolian' 'vb' degenerate
outfare 'OE utfaru' 'n' 'going out'
outgang 'OE utgang' 'n' 'exit'
outh- 'OE úð-' 'prefix' intensifying prefix
outhwite(r) 'OE úðwita' 'n' 'philosopher'
outhwit(ty)ing 'OE úðwitegung' 'n' 'philosophy'
overbebid 'OE oferbebédan' 'vb' 'rule'
overbecome 'OE oferbecuman' 'vb' 'supervene'
overbreak 'OE oferbrecan' 'vb' 'transgress, violate'
overfall 'OE oferfeallan' 'vb' 'attack'
overfare 'OE oferfaran' 'vb' 'traverse'
overfathom 'OE oferfaethman' 'vb' 'envelop'
overfight 'OE oferfeohtan' 'vb' 'conquer'
overfollow 'OE oferfygan' 'vb' 'pursue'
overhew 'OE oferhíwian 'vb' 'transfigure'
overitimber 'OE ofergetimbran' 'vb' 'erect'
overiwrit 'OE ofergewrit' 'n' 'superscription
overlive 'OE oferlibban' 'vb' 'survive'
overmood 'OE ofermód' 'n' 'pride, insolence'
oversend 'OE ofersendan' 'vb' 'transmit'
oversit 'OE ofersittan' 'vb' 'occupy, possess'
overslay 'OE ofersléan' 'vb' 'subdue, overcome'
oversty/overstige 'OE oferstígan' 'vb' 'surmount, exceed, overcome'
overswithe 'OE oferswíðan' 'vb' 'oversome, conquer, vanquish'
overtale/overtell 'OE ofertalian' 'vb' 'convince'

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