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The British Council held an English Effect exhibition to chronicle the development of the English language. Some of the words which had their origins exposed included the words ‘booze’ and ‘dollar’. The word ‘dollar’ originated from Germany in 1519. It was a short…
15 August 2013
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Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon) is an early form of the English language that was spoken and written in parts of what are now England and southern Scotland between the mid-5th century and the mid-12th century. It developed into Middle English by the 12th century. Old English is a West Germanic language and is closely related to Old Frisian. It also experienced heavy influence from Old Norse, a member of the related North Germanic group of languages.
Download our free dictionary (for Windows) and browse both the Old English-English and the English-Old English lists. Look up a word, add or modify an entry, and learn words at your own rhythm from a personal learning list. Click here to learn more about the features or scroll down to download the program. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.
This dictionary was made by Robert Bassford.
List status: © Robert Bassford
Old English > English: 6,019 words
English > Old English: 4,250 words
Last update: January 25, 2003
First upload: 1997
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3. Click here to download the Old English word list (416.41 kb)
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