Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: wordhoard
A modern calque of Old English wordhord (“treasury of words”), equivalent to word + hoard. Compare Dutch woordenschat, German Wortschatz.
word-hoard (plural word-hoards)
- Vocabulary; the totality of words of a language or a person.
- 1930, Janet Rankin Aiken, English the world over, London, page 67:
- Wordiness is not usually considered a virtue any more than impurity is; but words are the wealth of English, and the riches of its word-hoard are only paralleled by the riches of the Anglo-American nations.
vocabulary — see vocabulary