The Anglish Moot

sad-fishing n the practice of writing about one's unhappiness or emotional problems on social media, especially in a vague way, in order to attract attention and sympathetic responses.;
[OE words of sad and fishing.]
sailstone n magnet;
[Icelandic 'segull' ~ 19th century back-formation from 'segulsteinn', adapted from Middle Low German 'segelstēn', from segel 'sail' + stēn 'stone']
sake vb to disagree, argue; argue, disagree
[OE sacan, meaning to contend, disagree, or dispute]
saleness n silence;
[OE sālnes]
saltern n an area used for saltmaking, especially in the East Anglian fenlands; salt works
[OED; salt + aern 'dwelling']
samefeel vb to share in another's feeling or emotions (used with with: "I samefeel with you"; empathize
[compound of same + feel]
sam vb to collect, assemble, bring together, gather, join, unite, compose, meet, glean; {{{synonyms}}}
[from ME sammen, samnen, OE samnian, ġesamnian (“to collect, assemble, bring together, gather, join, unite, compose, meet, glean”), Proto-Germanic *samnōną (“to gather”), Proto-Indo-European *sem- (“one”)]
sandfarer n nomad of the desert (dry-land): a bedouin; mongolian nomad.; herder-wanderer. folder-upper -
[compound of sand & farer]
sarbote n compensation for injury;
[from OE sar (injury), bote (compensation)]
sarecraft n technology;
[from OE searocræft]
seaberg n rocky sea outcrop;
[OE sæbeorg]
sea-candle n sun.; day-candle, dew-drier, eye of the day, god's candle, king of the day, rodor candle, weather-candle, wyncandle, world-candle.
[OE sea & candle.]
seadom n the domain of the sea and oceans;
[OE sea & dom]
sea-dust n salt.; sodium chloride
[OE sea: a division of an ocean or water partially enclosed by land & dust: fine dry, small powdery particles.]
sea rim n coast;
[O.E. (sea & rim)]
skiðe n physical harm or damage to a person; injury
[OE sciethan]
seldseen adj rare; seldom, hardly ever seen, uncommon, unfamiliar
[CED(Obsolete) OE seldsīne ME seldsene]
selfdo-ly adj done or happening without any influence from the outside, as if by reflex or habit, automatic;
[compound of self + do + ly]
selfdom n independence;
[from O.E. self + dom]
selfshiftfeellike adj kinesthetic; selfshiftfeellike
self-sparkle adj radiance, panache, vim, vitality.;
[O.E. self & sparkle]
selfstanding adj able to work and live alone without outside help; independent
settledom n a culture or a civilised societal structure, either as a whole or an individual society; civilisation
[neologism, from settle + -dom]
settlegang n a heavenly body's course of sinking below the horizon; sunset
[OE setlgang]
sinkright adj vertical, upright; perpendicular to the given horizontal field
[calque from Modern German "senkrecht"]
shadow on my shoulder phr sad, unhappy and depressed;
[OE ']
shakeneedy adj having a very great desire, need; offering so little chance for improvement as to cause despair; desperate
[compound of shake + need + y]
shakeshaft n a argumentative and confrontational person.; take on; come up against
[derived from the Old English schakken, meaning to brandish, and speer, meaning spear.]
sharder n A person who believes in communism; Communist
sharedom n A political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.; communism, marxism
shareware n a type of software that is distributed without payment but is limited in any combination of functionality, availability, or convenience;
[OE words 'sheep & fold'.]
shedtear n one prone to weeping and lamentation. 2. one who cries or sheds tears to take control of a troubling situation.;
[O.E words 'shed' & 'tear']
shedwise adj sagacious intelligent discerning discriminating rational reasonable wise;
[OE sceadwis]
sheepfold n enclosure for keeping sheep;
sheepmonger n seller or trader of sheep;
shipshape adj neat, orderly;
[ship +‎ shape; of nautical origin, based on the obligation of a sailor to keep his/her quarters arranged neatly and securely against the inevitable turbulence at sea. It also implies a neat and efficient packing to fit into the limited space typically allotted to service members aboard ship.]
shiðe vb to tear down or bring to an end by wrecking, ruining, killing, etc.; destroy
[OE sciethan]
shiremight n power of the local community, self-rule of people free of a professional political class; democracy
[shire ‘local community’ + might ‘power’, loanshift from Gk δῆμος ‘rural district’ + κράτος ‘might’]
shopwise n about or regarding matters or issues at one's place of work.;
[OE "shop" & "wise".]
short eats n a snack;
[OE "short" & "eats" from Sri Lankan English.]
shredling n a minute portion, part, portion, nano-bit.; shreddings, mote, small bite
[OE "scread"]
shutting-in n the evening.; the dusk, nightfall.
[OE "shut"]
sickhouse n building or structure used to care for the sick or injured; hospital, infirmary
[neologism, in part inspired by OE lǽcehús "leech-house" (leech=doctor), from sick + house]
sidely adj sober sedate modest discreet;
[OE sidlic]
sight path n the eyes, vision.;
[OE sight & path (a kenning)]
sightlike adj visual; seeinglike
[sight + -like]
silebeam n architrave;
[sile 'column, pillar, support' (<OE sýl) + beam]


sinshalk n seneschal;
[(<PG siniskalkaz)]
sithen [1] adv Obsolete word for "since then"; after that, afterwards, subsequently
[CED (Obsolete) OE siþþan, ME ſiþen/siþen † This word can be located at the beginning of the manuscript for Sir Gawain and The Green Knight in Middle English. This is byspled as "Siþen þe ſege ⁊ þe aſſaut watz ſeſed at Troye".]
sithing n A journey or a way; one's experiences in life; an instant in time or an occasion; synonym with trip (when referring to a journey)
[From the Old English "sīþ", which holds the same meanings as above]

'a shoe of silver makes iron soft.'

pvb a bribe will soften the heart of the most obdurate;
sinwash vb cleanse or absolve from sin;
[compound of sin + wash]

sleep-stealers n those things that keep you awake at night, such as stress, medication, a snoring partner etc.; sleeplessnesses
[compound of OE wordssleep + stealer]
smay vb consider think about mediate examine scrutinize;
[OE smeagan]
snakehead n a smuggler, particularly one from China, who specializes in getting people into another country without going through normal immigration channels; people smuggler
[OE snaca & heafod; term may come from the "creative smuggling" routes that snake from country to country before entering the target nation.]
snake-whisperer n one who adopts a sympathetic view of the needs and desires of the snake.; horse-whisper; dog-whisperer,
[Old English : snake & whisperer; by analogy with 'horse-whisper' A 33-year-old Malaysian firefighter who had earned the name the “snake whisperer” died Friday, a few days after he was bitten by his pet cobra.]
songlike adj musical, rhythmic; rimelike
[song + -like]
soom n agreement;
[Old English "som", meaning agreement, somewhat linked to "seem"]
soot n a black carbonaceous substance or deposit consisting of fire particles formed by the combustion of coal, wood, oil or other fuels; coom, smut
[OE sot]
soot-dew n a black fulginous grime coating plants and buildings.; coom, smut
[OE sot and "dew"]
sooth n true; fact, legitimacy, reality
[OED (Archaic) Proto-Germanic ᛉᚨᚾᚦᚨᛇ (sanþaz), OE ſoþlic/sōþlīċ & ſoþlice/sōþlīċe (sōþ +‎ -līċ) , ME ſooþ or sooþ. Cognates with Old Saxon sōð, Old Norse sannr (ᛌᛆᚿᛧ/ᛋᛅᚾᛦ) and saðr (ᛌᛆᚦᛧ/ᛋᛅᚦᛦ, Gothic 𐍃𐌿𐌽𐌾𐌹𐍃]
soothfather n God, King of Truth and Justice; All-mighty, Heavenly Father, Drighten,
soothly adv in truth; in sooth,verily, truly, legitimately
[same as sooth]
sop in the pan ' french toast.;
so-so-ish adj indifferent, passable, of indifferent quality or performance; mediocrity
[OE: "So-so": fair & "ish" - inclined.]
Soul: One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul yet no one comes to sit by it. phr an expression of a lovelorn and lonely Vincent Van Gogh.;
soul scot n a due paid on behalf of a deceased person to the church of the parish to which he belonged; mortuary; death duty; deadhouse
[OE sawol, "soul" & scet, "a payment"]
soul thief n lucifer, old sooty, and all the false prophets who seek to rob others of their soul and spirit; Satan, shuck
[OE sawol, "soul" & thief, "a robber"]
soul whisperer n one who cares for the soul and the eternal life of others.; clergy (collectively); proselytiser.
[OE sawol, "soul" & whisperer, "a carer"]
speechlike adj verbal, oral; wordy, spoken, unwritten, word-of-mouth, mouthy
[speech + -like]
spelk n a surgical splint; a splinter or chip, a small strip of wood; a thatching rod; support, slip of wood, cleft off
[archaism, from OE spelc]
specktelle n computer;
[<OE speactelle]
spinse vb to live as a spinster (temporarily), of married woman or one soon to be married;
[backformation of 'spinster']
sporthouse n A sports facility with tiers of seats for spectators.; stadium, arena
[sports + house]
sprout-month n the second month of the year (so called because the cabbages begin to sprout); February
[OE, from Sprote-Kalemonath]
stalworth adj steady, strong, serviceable;
[OED; <OE stælwirþe]
stepmeal adv by degrees, gradually;
[OE stæpmælum]
sunny-brained adj optimistic; rainy-brained (antonymn)
[neologism, from sunny + brain]
swart n black, the color of pitch and night, the hue of something incredibly dirty or unclean; dark
[P.I.E. "*swordo" meaning dirty, dark, black, Proto-Germanic "swarta" O.E. "sweart", cognate with German "schwarz", Dutch "zwart", Swedish "svart", Replaced by "black" in the Middle English Period.]
swarm theft adj where large groups of young people enter an electronics store, rip products from display units and flee.;
[OE swarm & theft]
swim n ; canon; float
swint vb make a swim, ; canonize;
swistie n swastika; filfoot (<OE fylfot), hokenrood (<G hakenrute), gammadion
[sw- + ist + -ie]
swordnithler n foe armed with a sword;
[<OE sweordġenīðla) pl: swordnithren (<OE sweordġenīðlan)]