tungolcræft

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tungol (planet, star, constellation) + cræft (craft, skill). Related to tungolæ (astronomy), tungolcræftwīse (astronomy), and tungolgescead (astrology).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtuŋɡolˌkræft/

Noun[edit]

tungolcræft m (nominative plural tungolcræftas)

  1. starcraft, astronomy, astrology
    • 10th century, Ælfric of Eynsham, prepared and translated by Benjamin Thorpe in The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church (1844), Part XL:
      Wē rǣdaþ on tungelcræfte, ðæt sēo sunne biþ hwīltīdum þurh ðæs mōnelōcan trendles underscyte āðȳstrod []
      We read in astronomy, that the sun is sometimes darkened by the intervention of the lunar orb []

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References[edit]

  • 1916, John R. Clark, "A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for the Use of Students", tungolcræft.
  • Bosworth, J. (2010, March 21). An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online (T. N. Toller & Others, Eds.). Tungol-cræft. Retrieved September 11, 2011, from http://bosworth.ff.cuni.cz/031145