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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)
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Front æfterfylgan
Back verb, to follow, to come after
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Front anhaga
Back noun, m., solitary one, one who dwells alone (poet.)
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