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Old English Core Vocabulary - 535 Old English Words

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535 Old English words, formatted from the source into an anki deck. From the source regarding several references included in the word list: The list below presents some 500 Old English words which could be regarded as literary core vocabulary. Some of the words are among the most frequent in Old English literature; some are of particular importance on account of their literary or linguistic usage. The reference ‘poet.’ signals predominant usage of a word in poetry. The cognates in a number of related languages (MnE = Modern English, MnG = Modern German, MnDu = Modern Dutch, MnDa = Modern Danish, L = Latin, MedL = Medieval Latin, MedGr = Medieval Greek) are intended to make memorisation of the words easier. A word signalled as ‘hapax legomenon’ is found only once in the entire Old English corpus, and was possibly coined for the passage in question. Source: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~cr30/vocabulary/

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Front eadig
Back adj., blessed, happy (Ead-, cp. Christian names Edward, Edwin)
Front æfterfylgan
Back verb, to follow, to come after
Front anhaga
Back noun, m., solitary one, one who dwells alone (poet.)

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An overly good deck for those who want to learn (or are learning) Old English. It is good to know what transformations some words suffered.
on 1649599608
Includes cognates as mnemonics from many languages, especially Germanic.
on 1603354924
Extremely useful Vocabulary Stack - love that it provides cognates, it's extremely helpful especially from a native german speaker's perspective