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E 313: OLD ENGLISH


Vocabulary 2

 

 

Like Vocabulary 1, this page lists the most frequently used words in the Old English poetic corpus. V1 listed the results for Juinius XI; this list accounts for the entire poetic corpus. Click here for the complete word frequency table (Warning: the file is 1.2 MB).

NB. Words counted: 161, 422. Nouns are underlined.

Words used 500 or more times:

4093
on   1056 me
3157 and 947 waes
2942 þaet 928 þaer
2511 þa 925 þonne
2353 þe 912 in
1904 ond 884 þam
1819 he 732 þaes
1814 ic 672 is
1735 ne 645 of
1698 to 643 þurh
1528 him 628 hi
1338 þu 611 nu
1275 se 606 ofer
1198 swa 588 god
1165 his 529 drihten
1134 mid    

 

Words used 200 to 499 times:

498
ealle   297 eft
496 aer 293 forþon
459 biþ 288 hit
458 ac 264 siþþan
446 eorðan 264 ge
427 wið 261 þeah
419 hine 261 her
407 for 259 hu
399 hie 250 mine
397 we 249 þine
375 aefter 246 þaere
371 þone 242 eall
362 eac 241 heo
360 aet 240 seo
357 min 236 oððe
329 us 235 wordum
325 under 231 oft
314 godes 229 bearn
313 gif 224 ece
308 þin 224 aefre
308 swylce 208 word
307 sceal 204 faeder
303 maeg 202 wearð
    201 heora