I figured since starting to write a book, it would be helpful to try to learn at least one “new” word each day to broaden my lexicon.
I figured that the source of the WOTD was irrelevant and that any new word would be helpful. Right?
Word of the Day: ceorl \CHAY-orl\
noun: a freeman of the lowest rank in Anglo-Saxon EnglandEXAMPLES”The most prominent ranks were the king, the nobleman or thegn, and the ordinary freeman or ceorl.” — From an article in the Eastern Daily Press #Norfolk, England#, October 11, 2012
I don’t know exactly who over at MW comes up with this stuff or if it is all a cosmic accident but how is knowing this word going to be helpful? Other than providing fodder for another blog post that is.
I suppose if I were to endeavor to write a story focusing on Anglo-Saxon character this would prove beneficial, but I don’t see myself putting in the research to do this anytime in the near future.
Does anyone else find this WOTD entry odd?