What’s the point?


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  1. josh
    May 13, 2009 at 5:03 pm — Reply

    weorþscipe, es; m. 1. worship, honour shewn to an object [from Bosworth and Toller’s An Anglo-Saxon dictionary: http://lexicon.ff.cuni.cz/html/oe_bosworthtoller/b1204.html ]

    weorþ (denoting value, amount [where our word “worth” comes from], but also honorable, esteemed) + scipe (pay, stipend). So it’s a compound noun; literally “worth-pay.”

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What’s the point?