Lexicon - Orthography - H.G. Fowler
 
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hack v. [haccian, cut]
hag n. [hægtes, witch]
hail n. [hægl, hail (frozen rain)]
hale adj. [hal, safe, unhurt]
half adj. [healf, half]
hall n. [heall, hall]
hallow v. [halgian, consecrate]
ham n. [hamm, ham]
hammer n. [hamer, hammer]
hand n. [hand, the extremity of the arm.]
haft n. [hæft, handle < habban, to have, hold]
halter n. [hælftre, halter]
hair n. [hær, hair]
hang v. [hangian, hang]
hap(py) adj. [hæp, suitable]
hard adj. [heard, hard, resolute, bitter, fierce, brave]
hardly adv. [heardlice, fiercely]
hare n. [hare, a hare]
harm n. [hearm, damage, harm, gried, sorrow]
harp n. [hearpe, a harp]
harry n. [hergian, ravage]
hart n. [heorot, deer, stag]
harvest n. [hæfeste, autumn]
hasp n. [hæspe, a hasp, door-fastener]
hat n. [hæt, hood]
hatch n. [hæcc, grating]
haven n. [hæfen, haven]
hate v. [hatian, hate]
have v. [habban, have, hold]
hawk n. [hafoc, a hawk]
hawthorn n. [haguþorn, hawthorn]
hay n. [heg, hay]
hazel n. [hæsel, hazel]
he pron. [he, heo, hit, he, she, it]
head n. [hæfod, head]
headman n. [hæfodman, leader]
heal n. [hælan, heal, save]
health n. [hælth, helath < hal, whole]
heap n. [heap, band, troop, company]
hear v. [hieran, obey, hearken to, hear] A class 1 strong verb.
heart n. [heorte, heart]
hearth n. [heorth, hearth]
heath n. [, heath]
heat n. [hat, heat]
heat v. [hætu, heat]
heathen adj. [hæþen, heathen]
heave v. [hebban, raise up, lift] A class 7 strong verb.
heaven n. [heofon, heaven]
heavy adj. [hefign, heavy].
hedge n. [hege, fence, enclosure]
heed v. [hedan, heed]
heel n. [hela, heel]
heifer n. [heafore, heifer]
height n. [hieh{th}o, height]
hell n. [hell, hell]
helm n. [helma, rudder]
help n. [help, help]
hem n. [hem, hem]
hemlock n. [hymlice, hemlock]
hemp n. [henep, hemp]
hen n. [henn, hen]
-herd n. [hyrde, gardian, keeper] As (shep)herd, (cow)herd.
herd n. [heord, care, custody]
here adv. [her, here]
hereafter adv. [heræfter, hereafter (i.e., in following words]
herring n. [hæring, a herring]
hew v. [heawan, hew, cut down, kill]
hide n. [hyd, a hide, skin]
hide v. [hydan, hide, hoard]
high adj. [heah, high]
hill n. [hyll, hill]
hinder v. [hindrian, hinder < hinder, behind]
hint v. [hentan, hint]
hip n. [hype, hip (body part)]
hip n. [heope, rose hip]
hire n. [hyr, hire]
hit v. [hittan, hit]
hither adv. [hider, hither]
hive n. [hyf, hive]
hoard n. [hord; hoard, treasure]
hoarse adj. [ha(r)s, hoarse]
hoar(y) adj. [har, gray-haired]
hock n. [hoh, heel]
hold v. [healdan, keep, observe, hold, stand firm] A class 3 strong verb.
hole n. [hol, hole]
holiday n. [halig dæg, holy day]
holiness n. [halignes, religion]
hollow adj. [holh, hollow]
holly n. [holen, holly]
holsster n. [heolstor, darkness, hiding place]
holy adj. [halig, holy]
holly n. [holen; holly]
holt n. [holt; a wood, forest]
-hood n. [had, office, order] as in (mother)hood, (child)hood
home n. [ham, home]
hone n. [han, stone]
honey n. [hunig, honey]
hoof n. [hof, hoof]
hook n. [hoc, hook]
hoop n. [hop, hoop]
hop v. [hoppian, hop]
hope n. [hopa, hope]
horn n. [horn, animal horn]
horse n. [hors, a horse]
hose n. [hosa, hose]
hot adj. [hat, hot]
hound n. [hund, dog]
house n. [hus, house]
how adv. [hu, how]
hue n. [hiw, shape, form]
hull n. [hulu, hull]
hundred number [hund, hundred]
hunger n. [hungor, hunger, famine]
hungry adj. [hungrig, hungry]
hunt v. [huntian, hunt]
hurdle n. [hyrdel, hurdle]
husband n. [husbonda, husband < hus house + bonda freeholder]
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