English Words of Anglo-Saxon Origin
ENGLISH WORDS OF ANGLO-SAXON ORIGIN
Some of the bothersome words, almost impossible to remember, that we annoy you with in class. Words from Anglo-Saxon provide the structure of the language, and the most common words, the ones most resistant to change.
This is just a sampling. If you study English and don’t recognize the word, it’s probably from Anglo-Saxon or Old Norse.
In the beginning, before they were Christianized, the Saxons were probably much worse than the Vikings, who raided, while it's possible that the Saxons committed full or partial genocide. Note the word for knife.
And and, ond
Always ealne weg
Me mé, mec