Staff A/Av 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
avail vb - dow (< archaic NE dow <ME duʒen < OE dugan;cf. Sc. dow), frim, miling
available adj free, ready, in stock, at hand, forthcoming arworthsome (calque), athandsome, atputsome
avalanche n snowslide barrowfall, fellfall
avant garde n forhead -
avant garde adj cutting edge -
avarice n greed yetsing (<OE gitsung)
avatar n - fleshbilth
avenge vb wreak -
avenue n - drive
average adj middling -
avert vb forestall, head off, stave off mithe, forecome, offwend, umbewend (redirect), unwend (cf. NHG entwenden)
aviary n birdhouse, birdstow. -
aviation n flight flyingcraft
aviator n birdman, flyer loftman, rotherer
avid adj raring -
avocado n butter pear; soft apple -
avoid vb miss, shun, ware, stay away, keep away

mithe (obs.), forecome, sedge (<OE ġesecgan), umgang, umgo
(cf. NHG umgehen), (see um-)

avow vb swear, trow, own yea-say
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