Old English/Vocabulary/Nouns

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Colours[edit | edit source]

  • Black: Blæc, sƿeart
  • Blue: blāƿ,hǣƿen
  • Colour: (þæt) Blēo
  • Golden: Gylden
  • Grey: Græg
  • Green: Grēne
  • Orange: Ġeolurēad
  • Purple: (sēo) Purpure, (adj.) Purpuren, (adj.) Ƿeolocbasu
  • Red: Rēad
  • Silvern: Seolfern
  • White: Hƿīt
  • Yellow: Ġeolu

To indicate various shades you should use these affixes for colour adjectives:

  • bright - sċīr- (bright purple: sċīrbasu)
  • dark - ƿann- (dark blue: ƿannhǣƿe)
  • pale - -hƿīt (pale yellow: ġeolohƿīt)

Animals[edit | edit source]

  • Hound: Se hund
  • Cat: Se Catt
  • Pig: Þæt sƿīn
  • Horse: Þæt Hors
  • Cow: Sēo Cū
  • Bird: Se fugol, se fugel
  • Rat: Se Rætt
  • Mouse: Seo mūs
  • Hare: Se hara
  • Snake: Se snaca
  • Owl: Seo ūle
  • Fox: Se fox
  • Wolf: Se ƿulf
  • Deer: Se heorot

Food[edit | edit source]

  • sē fōda: food
  • sēo hnutu: the nut
  • sē mete: the meat
  • þæt ealu: the ale
  • þæt bēor: the beer
  • þæt huniġ: the honey
  • þæt brēad: the bread
  • sēo meolc: the milk
  • sē lēac: the leak
  • þæt ƿæter: the water

House Items[edit | edit source]

se Stōl - stool

Body[edit | edit source]

Clothes[edit | edit source]

Places[edit | edit source]

Maths[edit | edit source]

Music[edit | edit source]

People[edit | edit source]

  • þā lēode: the people (from a nation)
  • Sē fæder: the father
  • Sēo mōdor: the mother
  • Sē sunu: the son
  • Sēo dohtor: the daughter
  • Sē brōþor: the brother
  • þæt sƿeostor/sƿeoster: the sister
  • Sē cyning: the king
  • Sēo cƿēn: the queen
  • Sē hæleþ: the man, hero, warrior
  • Sē æþeling: the prince
  • þæt cynn, þæt folc: the people (in general)
  • Sēo cƿene: the woman, female serf
  • Sēo hōre: the whore