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The home of a wild animal. Old English “leger”=resting place, bed < Old Germanic “*legro-“=to lie (down).


(Of hair) matted, scruffy, or disheveled. Middle English “tousel”=to pull about roughly < Old Germanic “*taisan”=to pull apart.

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.”