Asked in History of EnglandEnglish LanguageLakes and Rivers
History of England
Lakes and Rivers
What is the Saxon word for shallow river crossing?
January 20, 2008 8:16PM
The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word "ford" as "A shallow place in a river or other water, where a man or beast may cross by wading." They also cite its use in this sense by the Anglo-Saxon king Alfred the Great in the year 893 AD.
Asked in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
What is the meaning of the word 'ford' in The Hobbit?
Asked in History of England, History of Europe
Could you name Geordie words that are Anglo - Saxon origin?
•Aad: Old - from the Anglo-Saxon Eald - Aad Wife •Claes: Clothes - Anglo-Saxon •Gan: Go from the Anglo Saxon word for go. •Hoppings: A fair. From the Anglo-Saxon word Hoppen meaning fair. •Oot: Out - Anglo-Saxon word Compare to the Dutch Utgang (out go- exit) •Lang: Long - Anglo Saxon word. Larn: Learn another Anglo-Saxon word •Wor: Wor Lass means our missus, when a chap is referring to his wife. Wor is the Anglo-Saxon word oor meaning Our the w has crept into speech naturally.