Staff A/As 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.


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
Asatru(ar) (maður) n - Esetroth(er), Ostroth(er)
asbestos n - thrumstone, stone-flax, earthflax, (sl) devil dust, devil's dust.
ascend vb climb, sty upcome (<OE ūpcuman and <ME upcǒmen)
Ascension Day n - Gang-Day (<OE gangdæg)
ascent n upgoing, rise upgang (Brit.)
asexual n - swiveless
Asia n the East Easterngreatland, Morrowland (German:Morgenland)
Asian (race) n yellow (vulgar slang) Eastern, Far-Eastern
asparagus n sparrowgrass earthnavel (<OE eorðnafela)
asphalt n - streettar
aspin n - philipdog
assail vb scathe lay into col.; beset, raid, storm -
assassin n hitman, murderer, banesman. -
assassinate vb kill, murder amurder (cf. NHF ermorden)
assault v onset, onrush, beset onfall (Eng, NHG. Anfall)
assault n onset, onrush, besetting

andfeng (<OE), onfall (Eng., NHG. Anfall)

assemble vb cleave, gather, huddle, band, frame, build, set up, forgather sam, samen, (<OE samnian,cf. ON samna, NHG sammeln, Du. zamelen),
evencome (<OE efencuman)
assembly n forgathering, ingathering, meeting, church, get-together, huddle, moot samening (<OE samnung),
Still retained in NHG Sache, which has both meanings.), day (cf. NHG -tag, SW -dag)
assent n - samethick (cf. SW. samtycke, IC. samþykki, Dan./Norw. samtykke)
asset n holding -
assiduous adj hopping, tied-up, working, abiding workfast
assign vb allot (non-Germanic prefix), foreset, deed, trust -
assimilate vb - inblend, uptake/upnim (cf. NHG. aufnehmen)
assist vb help, bestead, prop up, fultum (<OE) filst (<OE fylstan)
assistance n help, backing, helping hand, lift filst (<OE fylst), midhelp (<OE midhelp), atstall (<OE ætstæl), fultum (<OE fultum), byhelp (cf. NHG Beihilfe)
assistant n helper

filstend (<OE fylstend), atstandand (<OE ætstandend)

associate vb/n - noun: ichurl, iformeng
verb: formeng (OE formengan)
association n hookup, linkup, tie-up, brotherhood, guild, club, fellowship underbind, forband (cf. NHG Verband), dowith (< OE dōn + wiþ)
assume vb deem; foreguess, bear, shoulder, undertake, inim [OE ge-nyman: to take up, to take on, assume]

hie/huy(<OE hycgan 'bear in mind, confide, trust), smigh (<OE smēagan
'consider think about mediate examine scrutinize'), ween, behowe (<OE behawian), ettle (<OE eahtian)

assure vb - forsicker (<SW försäkra 'to insure; to get an insurance for', to ensure; to make certain, to assure; to give someone confidence in the trustworthiness of something)
aster n - starbloom
asterisk n star starling; starkin
asteroid n - roomrock, rock wanderer
asthma n - angbreast (<OE angbreost)
astonish vb astound, dumbfound, amaze, bewilder, bewonder, startle, baffle offwonder
astonished n astounded, dumbfounded,
amazed, bewildered, bewondered, startled
offwondered (<OE ofwundrod)
astonishing adj amazing, astounding, blindsiding, eye-opening startling, stunning, wonderful bewondering
astral adj - rotherly (<OE rodor), starly, star-
astrarium n - tungletimer
Astrarium of Giovanni
Dondi dell'Orologio
n - liefbound tungletimer
astrolabe n - starreckoner
astrology n starcraft tungle sway, tungleshed (<OE tungolgescead)
astronaut n - starman, heavensfarer, skyfarer, skytaker

star sailor (calque)

astronomy n starlore, starlooking heavenlore
astute adj shrewd, cunning, smart
sharp, quick-witted
yepe (<OE geap), glew (<OE glēaw)
asymmetrical adj lopsided -
asylum n grith, haven; madhouse -
asymptote n - ameetend
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