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Some of the Words Borrowed from Latin c. 650 - c. 1100

 

Old English word Modern English gloss Latin origin
alter

biblioþece

cancer

creda

cucumer

culpe

deacon

fenester

fers

grammatic

mamma

notere

offrian

orgel

papa

philosoph

predician

regol

sabbat

scol

altar

library

crab

creed, belief

cucumber

guilt, fault

deacon

window

verse

grammar

breast

notary

sacrifice

organ

pope

philosopher

preach

religious rule

Sabbath

school

altar

bibliotheca

cancer

credo

cucumer

culpa

diaconus

fenestra

versus

grammatica

mamma

notarius

offere

organum

papa

philosophus

praedicare

regula

sabbatum

scola

 

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

 
 
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