Sunday, 30 October 2011

Speak like a Saxon: Know your place

Life in a monastery was ordered and organised. Particular roles within the community would be dealt out accordingly, as is still the case. The Poor Claires in Assisi have their news filleter, and the Anglo-Saxons, it seems, had a filleter in the more edible sense...

Say "Ic eom twiccere" [itch ey-om twitch-er-uh] and you're the 'one who divides up the food in the monstery'. (It's a bit like being Mother at afternoon tea).

*This super specific word appears in the Old English Vocabularies, Col.127, edited by T. Wright and R. P. Wuelker (London, 1884)

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