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Some of the Words Borrowed from Latin during the Continental Period

 

Old English word Modern English gloss Latin origin
belt

butere

camp

candel

cats

ceaster

cetel

cupp

cycene

cyse

draca

mæsse

mil

mince

munuc

mynster

panne

piper

pise

plante

port

port

pund

sacc

sinođ

stræt

tigle

weall

win 

ynce

belt

butter

field, battle 

candle

cat

city

kettle

cup

kitchen

cheese

dragon

mass

mile

mint

monk

Minster

pan

pepper

pea

plant

door, gate

harbour, town

pound

sack, bag 

council, synod

road

tile

wall

wine

inch

balteus

butyrum

campus

candela

cattus

castra

catillus

cuppa

coquina

caseus

draco

missa

mille

menta

monachus

monasterium

panna

piper

pisum

plants

ports

portus

pondo

saccus

synodus

strata

tegula

vallum

vinum

uncia

 

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Table: David Crystal. The Stories of English. Penguin Book, 2005.

 
 
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