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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

tungol(planet, star, constellation) + cræft(craft, skill). Related to tungolæ(astronomy), tungolcræftwīse(astronomy), and tungolgescead(astrology).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtuŋɡolˌkræft/

NounEdit

tungolcræft m ‎(nominative plural tungolcræftas)

  1. starcraft, astronomy, astrology
    • 10th century, Ælfric of Eynsham, prepared and translated by Benjamin Thorpe in The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church (1844), Part XL:
      Wē rǣdaþ on tungelcræfte, ðæt sēo sunne biþ hwīltīdum þurh ðæs mōnelōcan trendles underscyte āðȳstrod []
      We read in astronomy, that the sun is sometimes darkened by the intervention of the lunar orb []

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ReferencesEdit

  • 1916, John R. Clark, "A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for the Use of Students", tungolcræft.
  • Bosworth, J. (2010, March 21). An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online (T. N. Toller & Others, Eds.). Tungol-cræft. Retrieved September 11, 2011, from http://bosworth.ff.cuni.cz/031145