PLAN OF GLOSSARY.
The order of words is strictly alphabetical, except in the case of compound verbs, which will be found under their simple verbs.
Past participles compounded with ge- are usually glossed under the simple verb (Sievers § 366), but there are some marked exceptions; e.g. gegongen is the pp. of gongan in 822, 3036, hut of gegongan in 893, 3085.
æ comes between ad and af.
ð and þ are treated as identical, and come after t.
Numerous cross references are given, especially for unusual forms, but not as a rule for mere flexional forms which a knowledge of grammar should suffice to trace, such as parts of verbs.
All words are glossed under forms which actually occur in the poem, not under normalised forms. When divergent forms of the same word occur and cross references are not given,
|io||(both initial and final) should be sought under||eo,|
|a||(before nasals) „||o.|
Dative and Instrumental are not distinguished, except when they have different forms, as in the singular of adjectives and of some pronouns.
Small capitals are used for modern renderings which are directly or almost directly descended from the Old English words.
The following abbreviations alone require explanation :