|Man dēþ swā hē byþ þonne hē mōt swā hē wile.|
|'Man does what he is when he may do as he pleases.'|
(Durham Proverb No. 14, 11th century)
Dictionary of Old English to publish letter H
2015 was a remarkable year for the Dictionary of Old English (DOE). The annual progress report for 2015 projects completion of the letter H, presents system upgrades, and announces important staff changes.
“A word is born” - a virtual exhibit created by the DOE in 2014
The 2014 Dictionary of Old English (DOE) progress report describes progress on the letter H, coordination with the Middle English Dictionary, and the creation of the virtual exhibit A Word is Born. Some notable retirements took place. Toni Healey, David McDougall, and Ian McDougall have stepped away after each devoting over 30 years of their lives to the DOE.
Article for Saturday 29 April 2017
Where does the name 'Wales' come from?
The Old English vocabulary had a word for 'foreigner' which is the ancestor of the Modern names Wales and Welsh.
Old English Language
An Old English dictionary that's easy to use and accurate
Old-Engli.sh offers its own dictionary page. This online Old to Modern English glossary is simple, comprehensive and ideally suited for the translation of original Old English texts.
Produced in 2003
DVD cover of the 2007 DVD release
A BBC4 documentary about one of the British Library's most valuable gems: the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf. This 60 minute program explores the epic poem, its preservation and re-discovery by Tolkien.
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