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Unable to walk as a result of an injury or illness. Old English “lama”=infirm, disabled < Old Germanic “*lamo-“=weak.

To tear the skin off a corpse. Old English “flean” < Old Germanic "*flahan."

A young member of a famous or important family. Old French “cion”=a twig or shoot, possibly < Old Germanic "*ki-"=to sprout, split.

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-“