This dictionary contains over 3500 of the most common worlds in Old English (Anglo-Saxon) and should be useful for beginners in translating simple passages of Old English prose and verse from any source, as well as to more advanced students as a handy reference aid.
The 'User-Friendly Dictionary' lists words by alphabetical order of the consonants they contains, rather than by the usual strict alphabetical order of all letters in the word.
The variation in Old English in stressed vowels at different times and in different dialects, plus many variants of spellings, make conventions Old English dictionaries awkward to look words up. This problem is largely eliminated here, and the user should find this dictionary offers an easy and speedy way to locate Old English words.
For this fifth edition, the Introduction has been fully revised and a selection of representative Old English texts has been included. These will start you on the path to appreciating a very special literature and the way the language works.
Old English Pronunciation
Reader of Old English