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(Anglo-Saxon: gold, Sanskrit juel, to shine; the symbol is from Latin aurum, shining down; metal)
(Anglo-Saxon: iron, the symbol is from Latin ferrum which also means iron; metal)
(Anglo-Saxon: lead; the symbol is from the Latin plumbum, "lead")
(Anglo-Saxon: bad, harsh, wrong; always a prefix)
(Frigedaeg, an Anglo-Saxon name for Friday)
(Monandaeg, an Anglo-Saxon name for Monday)
(Saterndaeg, an Anglo-Saxon name for Saturday)
(Sunnandaeg, an Anglo-Saxon name for Sunday)
(Thursdaeg, an Anglo-Saxon name for Thursday)
(The Nordic story of Tiw and Fenris)
(Tiwesdaeg, an Anglo-Saxon name for Tuesday)
(Wodensdaeg, an Anglo-Saxon name for Wednesday)
(Modern Latin: from Anglo-Saxon, sealfor, siolfur; the symbol is from Latin argentum, "silver"; metal)
(Modern Latin: from Anglo-Saxon, tin; symbol from Latin stannum; meaning “tin”; metal)
(Anglo Saxon or Teutonic: in Old English times, eye was eage, which is related to a whole range of words for "eye" in other European languages; including, Greek ophthalmos and Latin oculus [with all of its subsequent derivatives])
Word Entries containing the term: “anglo saxon
Anglo-Saxon days
sunnandaeg, (Sunday)
monandaeg (Monday)
Tiwesdaeg (Tuesday)
Wodensdaeg (Wednesday)
Thursdaeg (Thursday)
Frigedaeg (Friday)
Saterndaeg (Saturday)

For some Old Scandinavians, the name for Saturday was Loverdag, "bath-night" or "washing-day" because the Danes were noted for their cleanliness, according to an old chronicler.

—From Clockwork Man by Lawrence Wright,
Elek Books Ltd.; London; 1968; page 43.
This entry is located in the following unit: Calendar Names of Days and Months in Different Languages (page 1)
Anglo-Saxon months
Wulf-monath (January)
Sprout-kale (February)
Hlyd-monath (March)
Eostur-monath (April)
Thromilchi (May)
Litha (June)
Maed-monath (July)
Weod-monath or Scere-monath (August)
Harvest-monath (September)
Winterfylleth (October)
Blod-monath (November)
Heligh-monath (December)

Wulf-monath indicated the time of the year when hungry wolves came into the villages.

Sprout-kale was the time of the year when cabbages sprouted.

Hlyd-monath expressed the month when there were storms.

Eostur-monath commemorated the goddess of fertility.

Thromilchi supposedly was the month when cows could be milked three times a day.

Litha has a meaning which can not be determined with certainty.

Maed-monath (mead-month) was when meadows were in bloom.

Weod-monath (weed-month) or Scere-monath, was the month for shearing.

Harvest-monath is easily understood.

Winterfylleth, or the full moon, marked the beginning of winter.

Blod-monath (blood month) was when the cattle and other domestic animals were butchered.

Heligh-monath was "holy-month".

—From Clockwork Man by Lawrence Wright;
published by Elek Books Ltd.; London; 1968.
This entry is located in the following unit: Calendar Names of Days and Months in Different Languages (page 1)