Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Uhtceare



Uhtceare
meant 'worry before dawn'. Uht was the time before dawn and ceare meant care. The Anglo Saxons were sorely afflicted by uhtceare, especially the wives.


Drat!

2 comments:

  1. Very much enjoying reading the book. Used it in my own blog: http://barryh2.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/from-uhtceare-to-lychnobios-deadlines-and-procrastination/

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  2. My daughter found your blog and "gave" me the word Uhtceare, as I suffer from it and did not know it by name. I have since written a poem about it (crediting you for the definition) and posted it on my blog, Sauviloquy.wordpress.com , which has started going so viral that it is now in second position on google searches of the word! (second only to you!)
    I feel I ought to say thankyou!

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