Staff A/Ap of the English Wordbook.

Basic abbreviations:

  • OE = Old English
  • ME = Middle English
  • PG = Or-theedish
  • SC = Scots
  • SW = Swedish
  • Dan. = Danish
  • ON = Old Norse
  • OS = Old Saxon
  • NHG = New Hightheech
  • IC = Icelandish
  • H.IC = High Icelandish
  • Du. = Netherlandish
  • Fris. = Friesish

For a full list of etymological and other abbreviations used in these wordlists, see: Offshortenings.


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Leaves under English Wordbook/A:

Aa Ab Ac Ad Ae Af Ag Ah Ai Aj Ak Al Am An Ao Ap Aq Ar As At Au Av Aw Ax Ay Az

*Red links mean that no words have been put forth under those bookstaffs as of yet.

Chancery English Class Anglish/English
Attested Unattested
apart adj cleaved, sundered, shedded -
apart from adv aside, asunder -
apartment n flat, room, by-room woning (cf. NHG Wohnung)
apathetic adj aloof, samewise -
aperture n opening, breech, hole -
apex n tip, yop, top -
aphid n greenfly, blackfly wortlice
aphrodisiac n - lustdrive
apiculture n beekeeping -
apogee n - hightip
apologise vb say sorry

forshild, unshild (cf. Du. verontschuldigen, NHG. entschuldigen, see shild)

apology n sorry rueword, sorroword, belading (<OE)
defense: besaying, forespeech (<OE forespræċ)
apostate n backslider, withersake -
apostasy n backsliding backslideness, backslidehood, withersaking, withersakeness, withersakehood
apostle n errand-bearer errander, errand-wakener (OE ærendwrecca), sendling, fro-sent
apothecary n - libshop
apparel n clothes, wear, threads, weed glad rags, donnings, step-outs
apparent adj seeming eyeshinely (cf. NHG. augenscheinlich, Du. ogenschijnlijk)
apparently adv/phr seemingly, at first sight, in name only, on the outside, openly, to the eye, as it shows staringly, eyeshinely (cf. NHG. augenscheinlich, Du. ogenschijnlijk)
appeal vb call (upon) ask, beckon, clepe
appealing adj fair, winsome, sightly -
appear vb show up, beseem tew up (cf. OE ætīwan, ætywan), forshine (cf. Du. verschijnen, NHG. erscheinen)
appearance n

blee, look, cast, hue, wlit (pronounced lit), anwlit

leer, eyeshine (NHG. Augenschein)
appease vb soothe, allay frithen
appellation n name -
appendage n limb -
appendicitis n - blindgut addle
appendix n - organ: blindgut, blindtharm (cf. Fr. blineterm, NHG Blinddarm)
book: tack-on, onhang (cf. NHG Anhang)
appetite n craving, hunger -
appetizer n starter foremeal
application n bearing, putting-on -
applause n standing and clapping byfall (cf. NHG Beifall, Du. bijval)
apply vb beseech, lay on, spread bewharve (cf. NHG bewerben, see wharve)
appoint vb afix, set up, earmark, deem, settle, name wend out, aset (<OE āsettan and <ME asetten)
appreciate v be thankful
apprehension n foreboding, misgiving -
apprentice n beginner, learner learnend
approach vb near, be nigh, draw near to, come forth, creep up on nighletch (<OE neahlæcan)
approach n means, way
approaching adj nearing, forthcoming, upcoming, oncoming nighleching
appropriate adj befitting, seemly, meet roadly (cf. OE geradlic)
approve v let, bid

approve of: laud

approximate adj rough, near, broad, woolly
approximately adv about, roughly, nearly, nigh, thereabouts, more or less, something like, in and about
appurtenance n - sidemarking, nethermark
April n - Eastermonth
apron n - barmcloth
apt adj fit deve (<OE defe), iroadly (<OE ġerādliċ)
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