Early Latin loan-words in Old English

  title={Early Latin loan-words in Old English},
  author={Alfred Wollman},
  journal={Anglo-Saxon England},
  pages={1 - 26}
It is a well-known fact that Old English is rich in Latin loan-words. Although the precise number is not yet known, it is a fairly safe assumption that there are at least 600 to 700 loan-words in Old English. This compares with 800 Latin loan-words borrowed in different periods in the Brittonic languages (Welsh, Cornish, Breton), and at least 500 early Latin loan-words common to the West Germanic languages. These rather vague overall numbers do not lend themselves, however, to a serious… 

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