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Traditions and knowledge passed down orally within a group. Old English “lar”=teaching, instruction < Old Germanic “*laizâ”=learn.

To lift or move an object with great effort. Old English “hebben”=to raise or lift up < Old germanic “*hafjan”=to lift.

Small pieces of stone, sand, gravel etc. Old English “greot” < Old Germanic “*greuto.”

To dig or poke around in the dirt. Possibly Old English “*grybben” > Old Germanic “*grab-“=to dig.

To make fun of someone, often in an unkind way. Old English “taesan” < to pull or teat apart < Old Germanic “*taisan.”

A fastening made of tightly locked pieces of rope/string. Old English “cnotta” < Old Germanic “*knutton” = to knit, tie.

A place of burial in the ground. Old English “graf” < “grafen”=to dig < Old Germanic “*grab-“

To exit; to go away from; to quit. Old English “laefan”=to leave behind; to bequeath < Old Germanic “*laibjan”=remainder or relic.

Movable frame in which a corpse is carried to a grave. Old English “ber”=any carrying frame < Old Germanic “beran”=to carry.

Piece of wood or coal on a dying fire. Old English “aemyrge” < Old Germanic *”aimuzjon”=ashes or burn to ash.