To use the translator, all you have to do is Click on the 'Translator' button on the left and type (or copy/paste) a word into the area to the right of "Word to translate" and click / press the 'Old English > Modern English' button and the results will then be displayed.
Note - accents should take the form Ú not ē . Words can be entered directly including Š ■ characters EG of■rycca■. Alternatively .ae will be substituted with Š, .th with ■, and .dh with . So of■rycca■ could be written of.thrycca.th
For example, if you paste in the word: of■rycca■ and click on the 'Old English > Modern English' button, you get the following results:
to press squeeze oppress afflict repress destroy occupy forcibly
|Present Tense||Preterite Tense|
|Sg. 1||ic i of■rycce||ic i of■ryccede|
|2||■u you of■ryccest||■u you of■ryccedest|
|3||he/hit/heo he/it/she of■rycce■||he/hit/heo he/it/she of■ryccede|
|Pl.||we/ge/hie we/ye/they of■rycca■||we/ge/hie we/ye/they of■ryccedon|
|Participles present participle (...ing) / past participle (...ed)|
|Imperative (direct command)|
You can see that of■rycca■ is derived from of■ryccan and relates to the present indicative plural case and the Imperative plural case.
If you paste in the word: Úelcyninges, you get the following results:
Strong Masculine Noun
king of the land a countryĺs king
|Nominative||(the/that se) Úelcyning||(the/those ■ß) Úelcyningas|
|Accusative||(the/that ■one) Úelcyning||(the/those ■ß) Úelcyningas|
|Genitive||(the/that ■Šs) Úelcyninges||(the/those ■ßra) Úelcyninga|
|Dative||(the/that ■Šm) Úelcyninge||(the/those ■Šm) Úelcyningum|
You can see that the supplied word is in red and is in the genitive singular.
To use the translator, all you have to do is Click on the Translator link on the left and type (or copy/paste) a word into the area to the right of "Word to translate" and click / press the 'Modern English > Old English' button. The Old English equivalent of Modern English words where the search word is found is the description are shown. Click here to find what out what Nominative, Accusative, Genitive and Dative mean.
For example, type 'land' in and click on 'Modern English to Old English'!