Tags » Anglo-Norman

repent

To express regret for an action or sin. Anglo-Norman “repenter” < to renounce < “repoentire”=”re-“=again + “paenitere”=to repent.

Etymology

manure

Dung/excrement used to fertilize plants. Anglo-Norman “manovrer”=to cultivate land < Latin “manu operari”=to perform manual work.

Etymology

Course: Anglo-Norman London

Birkbeck College, University of London and Museum of London are putting on a 10 week short course on Anglo-Norman London, starting 09 January 2017. The course can be a stand alone or used as part of a Certificate of Higher Education, worth 15 credits at Level 4… 9 more words

credible

Convincing; believable; trustworthy. Anglo-Norman “credable” < Latin “credabilis”=believable < “credere”=to believe.

Etymology

pelf

Money or goods obtained in a dishonest way. Anglo-Norman “pelfre”=booty or frippary.

Etymology

nuisance

Someone or something that is annoying or causes problems. Anglo-Norman “nusance”=hurt, injury < Latin “nocere”=to harm.

Etymology

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Medieval Werewolves (23rd November 2016)

The werewolves of Ossory in Gerald of Wales’ Topographica Hibernica (London, British Library, Royal MS 13 B. viii, f. 18r)

Next meeting: 23rd November 2016 / Room 2.46 / 3-5pm… 826 more words

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