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Few of us ever stop to think of Old English anymore, unless we come across it in a movie or the occasional book. Fans of films and books like The Lord of the Rings may take the time to learn a little about the roots of English, but for the most part it’s viewed as an impractical language to learn, reserved for scholars and literature professors.
However, Old English continues to pop up in surprising places in the modern world. Language expert Mark [...]
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 shortened version of the word Joachimstaler, which was the first coin that was minted in Joachimsthal. The word ‘dollar’ has become quite popular due to its association with [...]
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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 or Android) 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.
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This dictionary was made by Robert Bassford.
List status: © Robert Bassford
Old English > English: 6,019 words
English > Old English: 4,254 words
Last update: March 21, 2014
First upload: 1997
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