17 Old English Words We Should Bring Back


By Lydia Masters, Staff Writer

  1. Beseech: request, ask
  2. Betwixt: between
  3. Henceforth: from now on
  4. Hither: to this place (especially toward the speaker)
  5. Kench: to laugh out loud
  6. Pilgarlik: a bald head, (resembled peeled garlic).
  7. Stalwart: having rugged physical strength
  8. Shall/shalt: will
  9. Thither: to or toward that place; away from the speaker
  10. Expergefactor: anything that wakes you up.
  11. Rawgabbit: someone who acts like an expert about something they know nothing about.
  12. Zwodder: a drowsy or stupid state of body/ mind.
  13. Clinomania: an obsessive desire to lie down.
  14. Ergophobia: the morbid fear of returning to work.
  15. Famelicose: constantly hungry.
  16. Groke: to gaze at somebody while they’re eating in the hope that they’ll give you some of their food.
  17. Fudgel: pretending to work when you’re not actually doing anything at all.