The English Language

Borrowed Words From
Anglo-Saxon

7 Words Listed


Anglo-Saxon Language Notes

Anglo-Saxon is a precursor of the English language spoken in England before 1000AD. Anglo-Saxon is (like its modern counterpart) an Indo-European language.

The base vocabulary of English comes from Anglo-Saxon but these are some of the more common proper nouns including days of the week and festivals.


WordMeaningNotes
Easter goddess of Spring A Christian festival.
Friday   A day of the week - from 'Frigga', wife of the god Odin.
Thursday   A day of the week - from 'Thor', the god of thunder.
Tuesday   A day of the week - from 'Tiw', the god of war.
Wednesday   A day of the week - from 'Odin', the god of inspiration.
Welsh speakers of a strange language The Celtic, pre-Anglo-Saxon inhabitants of Wales.
Yule   The Christian festival of Christmas.

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