Last week I didn’t do an Old Word Friday, so since it was Christmas and New Years I thought I’d be nice and gift you two Old Words this week. This weeks words are welmish and yelve.
First off, let’s start with welmish.
Asides from it sounding like one of my character names, this words is an adjective mostly popular during the year 1688. This words is a fun one to say but you aren’t here for that. You want to know what the word means. Well, welmish is a word that describes a ‘pale or sickly colour’.
This word is pronounced:
WEL – MISH
Some examples of this word in a sentence are:
It was clear she wasn’t well with her welmish complexion.
After riding the roller-coaster the children had a welmish appearance.
When the plane hit turbulence many of its passengers turned welmish.
The second word this week is yelve.
This is a noun popular during the years 1000-1886. This is basically another name for a dung-fork, or garden-fork.
The way you pronounce yelve is:
An example or two of this word in a sentence is:
The farmer swung the yelve over his shoulder.
The young boy used the yelve to clean the horse’s stall.
My grandmother is set on using her old, rusted yelve instead of getting a new one.
Should these words make a comeback to modern day conversation?
Maybe. I have used the term yelve be used around farmers markets and history museums. It isn’t a term that is forgotten so much as it takes a particular group of people with a certain set of interests to use this word in regular conversation. As for welmish, I know I’m be using this word. Not only is is a fun word to say but it is always a great word to put into a sentence. Welmish gives off the feeling of not being so well… similar to how the word meh is used in common conversation.
Anyways, what do you think? Have you heard of these words before or do you see yourself using this words in your regular conversations? Let me know in the comment section down below.
Until next time stay safe, be creative, and as always toodles! ^.^
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