is the plural nominative of the demonstrative pronoun corresponding to our
that ; thenominative singular is se (masc), seo (fem.), thæt (neut.).The word serves also as thedefinite article.
In ge-lyf-ath the middle syllable is the same as the second syllable in ' believe '; the verbge-lyf-an corresponds to the German g-laub-en .In Dutch ge-lyf-an corresponds to
ge-lov-en, which has been derived from ge-loof (“be-lief”).The Dutchverb Loven
itself may be translated as “to praise” (in German “loben”). And thisindicates “to praise” as an important medieval expression of religiousbelief .
Ne, not, is in Old English put before the verb.This word perfectly matches to French “
ne” which will also be placed before the verb: “ Je nesuis pas malade” (“I am not
ÆIcum dative masc. sing, of ælc, now 'each.'In Dutch the word “elk” translates to English: each, every. Itmay be found as a root in Elckerlyc.
Elckerlijc (also known asElckerlyc) is aDutch morality playwhich was written somewhere aroundthe year 1470 andwas originally printed in 1495. It was extremely successful and may have beenthe original source for the English play Everyman as well as many othertranslations for other countries. The authorship of Elckerlijc is attributed toPeter van Diest, amedievalwriter from theLow Countries.
Ærest , first -relating to German “erst”, Dutch “eerst”.The Dutch word “ Eerst ” may be related to Dutch “eer ” (translated: “before”) andeerder (translated:earlier )