An elementary Hebrew grammar: with reading and writing by Green William Henry 1825-1900

By Green William Henry 1825-1900

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17 on hæðe on the heath (hæð is also written hæþ – pronounce þ and ð like Modern English ‘th’, voiced between vowels in hæðe and voiceless at the end of a word as in hæð) eald old a one-syllable ‘Éald’ egesfull terrible ‘EH-yes-full’ ea river ‘éa’ dun mountain, hill ‘doon’ of dune from the hill ‘off DOO-neh’ flod-græg flood-grey ‘fload-græy’ feran to go, travel ‘FÉ-ran’ Cultural contexts The hall or heall was the central meeting place of the town or settlement, the seat of government, the place of feasting and festival; in literature it becomes a symbol of right living in the world.

The manuscript itself is now preserved in London, in the Cotton Collection of the British Library (shelfmark Tiberius B. i). For some more texts from the same chronicle, see Unit 4. QV TR 5 Cyning sceal rice healdan cyning king pronounce ‘KÜ-ning’ sceal must a one-syllable ‘SHÉal’ rice kingdom ‘REE cheh’ healdan rule, hold ‘HÉal-dan’ Cultural contexts The king ’ s place in society The king was the mainstay of Old English society. Later shortened to cyng or cing, the word cyning in its original meaning is connected with the idea of kin, Old English cynn (kindred).

Occasionally a word may still exist in English, but its meaning will have changed over centuries of use. This is true of yard just quoted, and fæðm embrace – here there are connections with modern English fathom which originally meant ‘to stretch out the arms wide and so make a measurement’. Such changes in meaning can be explored by consulting the word in the multi-volume or online version of the Oxford English Dictionary. The verb stige (pronounced ‘STEE-yuh’) in ofer-stige climb over connects with the noun stigel (pronounced ‘STEE-yul’); this is modern English stile – the wooden steps for climbing over farm walls and fences.

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