Staff A/Au 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
auction n - biddingsale
audacious adj daring, bold, ballsy, fearless, unafeared, cheeky, dare-all, dareful, unfearing, reckless, stoor thriste
audacity n gall, guts, mettle, hardihood, hardiness, boldness, boldhood -
audible adj - hearly, hearsome
audience n listeners, listenership, onlookers, gathering, crowd, throng, turn out, hearing eargathering, greetinghouse (<OE)
audio n loud listenet (listen + -et, cf. Eng. thicket)
augment vb eke bemore
August n - Weedmonth
augury n - freit (<ME freit), ontoken
aunt n - father's sister: fathe (<OE Faðe or Faðu), vaster
mother's sister: modrey, mothrey (<OE Modrige or Modrie), muster,

faye (<OE faþe "father's sister")

aurora n

dawning, daylight

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aurora australis n southern lights -
aurora borealis n northern lights -
aurum n gold yellow dust
auscultation n harkening lossening (<OE hlosnian: to listen wait, be on the lookout for)
austere adj - yarewit
austerity n hardliness tighthold
Australia n New Holland Andland (cf. H Ic. proposal 'Andland,' found here ); The Great Southland, Great Southern Lands, the Sutherlands, Thiefland (slang)
Austria n Austrick (Scots) Eastrick (<OHG Osterrici, cf. NHG Österreich)
autarchy n thralldom owndom, selfrich, selfkingdom, selfreevedom, ownrich, thrallreevedom
author n writer bookwright
authentic adj true -
authority n headship, shark, deathgrip elderdom (<OE ealdordóm), lorewdom, learnedom (<OE láréowdóm), swinge
auto- pref self- -
autodidact adj selftaught selflearned
autoignite vb self-light -
automaker n wainwright -
automatic adj knee-jerk

gunning: self-loading, half-tilt, full-tilt

machinery: selfworking, selfdriving, selfdriven
automobile n - selfshifter (calque)
autonomy n - selflaw, selfstanding
autonym n selfname -
autopsy n - open body underseeking, deathreading
Autotune n - Selftune
autumn n fall till, harvest
auxiliary adj backup, fallback-, helping eke
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