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Anglo-Saxon Words

Anglo-Saxon WordsThe words of our language are derived from many different sources. Some words come from names of persons or places, some from the sounds of nature or the character of movements, some from the irregular combination of one word form with another, and so forth.

English is the most hospitable of languages to other languages. It admits word immigrants freely and warmly, no matter the origin of their native language.

English has adopted the largest number of words from the Anglo-Saxon and the Latin.

Words of Anglo-Saxon origin are simple, short, direct, and vigorous. They are the names of the things about us; they connote the dearest sentiments and traditions of our race and history; they are the words of the heart.

Here are a few of the Anglo-Saxon words that we use in our daily vocabulary:

After, be, bed, bid, board, body, borrow, box, break, bring, broad, business, buy, cat, cheap, clean, climb, clinch, cloth, dear, do, dog, draft, draw, earn, earth, father, fetch, fight, fireside, free, friend, full, get, give, gold, good, great, have, high, hire, hold, home, house, husband, idle, if, keep, knife, knit, lade, land, last, late, laugh, law, lay, lend, load, loan, long, look, low, mad, make, man, match, mate, might, mother, new, old, pride, put, read, rent, right, roof, sell, send, settle, sharp, shelter, ship, shop, short, silver, take, trade, waist, walk, water, way, weight, wide, wife, woman, word, work, write.


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WORD CLASSES > Connecting Words > Spoken and Written Words > Word Groups > Denotative Words > Connotative Words > Generic Words > Specific Words > Antonyms, Homonyms and Synonyms > Localism and Provincialism Words > New Words > Technical Words > Colloquial Words > Foreign Words > Slang Words > Old Words and Obsolete Words > Anglo-Saxon Words > Latin Words > Name Words > Motion Words > Picture Words > Explanatory Words